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FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast
The Hill ^ | 2/09/13 | Justin Sink

Posted on 02/09/2013 2:48:18 PM PST by Libloather

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking those affected by Snowstorm Nemo to check on their neighbors and follow the direction of local officials as the Northeast corridor begins to dig out from under the massive blizzard.

"Everyone has a role to play in the response to this winter storm," said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate in a statement released Saturday morning. "Follow the direction of your state, local and tribal officials, and if you are told to stay off the roads, stay home, and when it is safe, check on your neighbors or friends nearby who may need assistance or extra support."

At least four people are reported dead and more than half a million residents are without power, as the winter storm deposited more than two feet of snow in parts of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Fugate warned that more trouble could be ahead — especially for older residents in areas badly affected by the storm.

"Older adults and individuals who are dependent on life-sustaining medical equipment or assistive devices such as a ventilator or mobility devices may need additional support in areas that have lost power," Fugate said.

FEMA also cautioned those in the path of the storm to stay indoors, avoid overexertion from shoveling snow, keep dry, and only run generators outdoors and away from windows and vents. The federal agency said it was deploying a National Incident Management Assistance Team to the area to provide support to local and federal officials already on the ground.

The National Weather Service is warning that blizzard conditions and major costal flooding could continue to ravage the Northeast throughout the day.

On Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama would be receiving regular updates on the progress of the storm and recovery efforts.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fema; nemo; snow; storm
FEMA will be right there - after the 'historic' melt.

"Everyone has a role to play"

Didn't hear that crap after Katrina.

1 posted on 02/09/2013 2:48:28 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Where in the Holy Mecca is Obama on this? Why hasn’t he flown up there and met with Christie and had a photo-op delaring “evathang’s gonna be awrighhhhttttt!”


2 posted on 02/09/2013 2:52:33 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Libloather
"Everyone has a role to play"

Got's to pay-forward their FAIR SHARE!

3 posted on 02/09/2013 2:53:34 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Libloather
FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast

Oh, OK, We will.

In that case, FEMA isn't needed.

DEFUND!

4 posted on 02/09/2013 2:56:16 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Libloather

FEMA says we really can’t help you, so depend on your neighbors. Brilliant.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 2:59:19 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Libloather

What a joke. Damn, the libs are deft at spin.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 3:00:29 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Libloather

As not what your government can do for you, go next door.


7 posted on 02/09/2013 3:02:59 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
It's just a friggin' snow storm. It's not like it hasn't happened before. The problem is that without the TV...you might have to talk to each other or play a board game or make peanut butter and jelly for supper instead of a steak.

If you don't have a lantern (flourescent is best), didn't store up some food and water, didn't charge your cell phone, didn't check on your neighbor.... you're likely part of the 47%.

8 posted on 02/09/2013 3:03:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

We need FEMA to tell us this?


9 posted on 02/09/2013 3:05:18 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Libloather

And while we’re at it, we can all hold hands and sing Kumbaya(sp?)!


10 posted on 02/09/2013 3:07:06 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Heck, your neighbor is already paying for your healthcare. They might as well do this too!


11 posted on 02/09/2013 3:11:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

FEMA is the newest member of the entitlement family.

The only things government should do is clear the roads so the power can be restored.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 3:12:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

Heckuva job, Craig.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 3:13:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather
FEMA also cautioned those in the path of the storm to stay indoors, avoid overexertion from shoveling snow, keep dry, and only run generators outdoors and away from windows and vents.

Did FEMA also caution them to eat three healthy meals per day, wipe after using the toilet, and brush their teeth and floss after each meal?

After all, what would we do without FEMA to tell us these things...

14 posted on 02/09/2013 3:19:39 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: USMCPOP; All

“FEMA says we really can’t help you, so depend on your neighbors. Brilliant.”

I’m one of those “older adults” you people are supposed to check on. Tell you what - you check on me about a year later and I’ll tell you if I have run out of anything. OK?


15 posted on 02/09/2013 3:25:08 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Libloather
"FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast."

..... Yup ... we all know that neighbors would never ever think of doing that on their own .... good thing FEMA said something.

< /sarc >

16 posted on 02/09/2013 3:26:03 PM PST by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Libloather

Thanks FEMA for telling a bunch of low-info voters to take care of others, even if they can’t hear you.

The federal government is worthless. They have taken all self-supporting responsibility and replaced it with themselves.

Now they say help thy neighbor.

Go to hell FEMA, take all the fed with you.


17 posted on 02/09/2013 3:29:11 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
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To: Libloather

Everybody just needs to move to Texas! We help our neighbors, don’t have to ask. It just is!


18 posted on 02/09/2013 3:34:02 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (Invictus Maneo !!)
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To: Libloather
FEMA asks neighbors to help one another as storm blasts Northeast

Well, that's what we used to do before Christianity became illegal and FEMA took over during Clinton.

19 posted on 02/09/2013 3:35:41 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: PROTESTBYPROXY

A story about one of those Michigan snowstorms that nobody hears about.

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/pioneer-spirit-lives-in-n-michigan/


20 posted on 02/09/2013 3:50:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Libloather

Just where the **** would you Yankees be without FEMA...the Fed....TELLING you that you should help your neighbors in a storm?????

Why, by God, you should all rush down to DC and kiss Obama’s black a** as soon as the snow melts out of gratitude.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 4:15:05 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Libloather
My role is to stay indoors by a roaring fire, sip on a hot chocolate, and tell stories with the family.* It's a very important role. And I actually figured it all out by myself without the government nanny telling me what to do.

At least that would be my role if I lived in Boston. It's not snowing here in Sunny CA.

22 posted on 02/09/2013 4:19:17 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Marcella

“...I’m one of those “older adults” you people are supposed to check on...”

I’m more in the “I’m never going to grow up, not me” camp. Me and Peter Pan go way back and OBummer is no panacea for what’s going on now.


23 posted on 02/09/2013 4:19:37 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Libloather
"All right contestants! for Final Jeopardy, name four government agencies we would be better off without." What is, FEMA, the Department of Education, the Department of Energy and all three branches of government? Yes! Yes! Yes!
24 posted on 02/09/2013 4:35:03 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Gaffer

Not enough black peope in northeast for Obama to care.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 5:15:03 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Libloather

Let me guess - and they’re “monitoring” the “situation” as well.

(which actually means watching the weather channel)


26 posted on 02/09/2013 5:18:44 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Libloather

I’d ask that FEMA provide a refund of income taxes paid to all Americans (10% works for me, this year.)


27 posted on 02/09/2013 5:51:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Libloather
"Everyone has a role to play" Didn't hear that crap after Katrina.

Down here in S. MS, we didn't wait around listening for government "assistance". We rolled up our sleeves and started making our homes livable enough to provide clean shelter and worried about tomorrow as it came.

28 posted on 02/10/2013 4:43:49 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Libloather

Worst storm ever... I forgot how to provide a clickable link, but this address to NOAA lists a number of significant storms: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/aly/Past/WINTER.htm


29 posted on 02/10/2013 4:48:22 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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