Friday, September 02, 2005


De-lurking to de-bunk some myths on WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG FOR FEMA TO HELP?!

Well... My husband works for FEMA and I used to work in Procurement (the Dept. that ships out all supplies). It was not that FEMA had not prepared (as Tim Russert so stupidly said). They have water, food, cots, medical supplies, computers, etc. trailers FULL of supplies ready to ship where and when it is needed. They have a HUGE warehouse FULL of supplies packaged ready to go. Keep in mind that FEMA only has 2,500 full time employees. They do not deploy until after the storm has passed or until the area is safe. So if our workers are being shot at, etc. they are not going to go in! THink about it. What good are dead rescue workers to anyone? FEMA does not have helicopters to deliver supplies. They are relying on the Marines and National Guard to clear way for them to get in.

You’ve been hearing that the affected area of Hurricane Katrina is approximately 100,000 square miles... here’s some perspective:

The Great Lakes have a combined area of 94,230 square miles - larger than the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont combined.

So please lay off of FEMA. They can only do what they can with the resources they have. They are ready to go but will not put themselves into danger to do it!


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