Skip to comments.Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response
Posted on 11/03/2012 4:09:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
The federal agency has received praise from politicians and storm survivors alike for being prepared before the storm and responsive immediately afterwards - two things the agency was not when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005.
......."FEMA is a very different organization than it was during Katrina," says Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
Lieberman chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which helped spur post-Katrina reforms at the agency. Those changes, Lieberman says, have proved themselves during Sandy.
"[FEMA] was proactive, and it didn't used to be. It doesn't wait for the storm to hit, it pre-positions personnel, equipment, food supplies, water, etc.," he says........"
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This morning on Fox and Friends, Brian Kilmeade told the viewers that FEMA said they can't come out to assess his damage because THEY [FEMA trucks] DON'T HAVE any gas AND they asked if they can get out there, could Kilmeade find them a hotel room on Long Island!!!!!!!
Yesterday on “The Five” Bob Beckel said that Obama’s FEMA is run well, unlike Bush’s Katrina FEMA.
What happened to the thousands of urban assualt vehicles that FEMA has bought in past few years? Seems they would be perfect to drive through downed trees, sand and water. Or are they saving them for after the election to put the vast right wing conspiracy into the FEMA camps for reeducation? You know Valerie Jarrett said those that are against us will pay dearly. Splitting your fight forces up to save a few peons is not the thing to so I guess.
I keep wondering, ‘Where is the National Guard? Why don’t we see any aerial shots of them going down streets helping people and giving out aid?’ As you put it, the “urban assault vehicles” and assets we saw during Hurricane Katrina (despite the awful Democratic Party resistance to Bush’s early overtures of help).
I did see one photo in the news of a long line of Hummers (filled with politicians) observing the damage in (I believe it was the D.C. area).
I heard that too - he also said the stories about people dumpster diving for food and having no clothes, food, or water were being "cherry-picked" and "overblown" by FOX news.
I don't remember any statements like that during Katrina - oh, I forgot how all that compassion and outrage needs to be saved up for Republican administrations.
As I recall, supplies WERE pre-positioned before Katrina, but an incompetent mayor and an incompetent governor refused to cooperate and thus the problem. Still, the major problem with Katrina and with Sandy is that there are thousands upon thousands of people who have no idea how to take care of themselves - they've become completly dependent on the government.
Obama’s Katrina is evolving apace.
bob beckel’s lips are tied directly to satan’s laptop.
And NYC has an incompetent mayor who is so far removed from reality that he only canceled the NYC Marathon when the outrage became so loud it finally penetrated his self-serving ignorance about how all those human assets and supplies (like WATER saved for the runners) would help the people he “serves.”
This is the same idiot who endorsed Obama the other day.
I think Bloomberg wanted his cops to do the job saying he didn’t want more people with guns on his streets
WHAT ARE THE FIRST THREE LETTERS OF joe’s LAST NAME?
Yes, it has now been elevated to an unimaginable level of graft and corruption as only the RATs can do. It is totally unable to lift a finger, except the middle one.
says Sen. Joe Lieberman
Who cares what the whining hyena, Hardee Har Har, has to say? "Oh dear...Oh my..."
Hey! Bloomberg has their best interests at heart, he did ban extra large sodas!
“What happened to the thousands of urban assualt vehicles that FEMA has bought in past few years?”
They don’t know how to operate them. Those vehicles are for our use when the time comes.
They're probably submerged in 20 ft of water somewhere.
Right next to Geraldo's and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's!
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