Thursday, September 08, 2005

FEMA: How not to organise relief efforts

Source ICH

FEMA Blocking Relief Efforts - An Amazing List

FEMA won't accept Amtrak's help in evacuations http://news.ft.com/cms/s/84aa35cc-1da8-11da-b40b-00000e..

FEMA turns away experienced firefighters http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/5/105538/7048

FEMA turns back Wal-Mart supply trucks http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/05/national/nationalspec..

FEMA prevents Coast Guard from delivering diesel fuel http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/05/national/nationalspec..

FEMA won't let Red Cross deliver food http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05246/565143.stm

FEMA bars morticians from entering New Orleans http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15147862&BRD

FEMA blocks 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/3/171718/0826

FEMA fails to utilize Navy ship with 600-bed hospital on board http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0509..

FEMA to Chicago: Send just one truck http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-050902dale..

FEMA turns away generators http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/WWLBLOG.ac3fcea.html

FEMA: "First Responders Urged Not To Respond" http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=18470

That last one is straight from FEMA's website.

2 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

a part you left on the last one:

"Unless Dispatched By State, Local Authorities"

H, you are contributing to a sever mis-information campaign here. Local authorities had the ball here. Feds, including FEMA cannot over step them, and must coordiante their efforts through them.

Bush could have invoked the Insurrection Act, but that would mean he took control of the effort from a unvolentary, Democrat, woman. Yeah, that would have gone over great.

You have one that "FEMA wont let Red Cross deliever food."

Go to the Red Cross site, another word ommited there, and on your source is State Homeland Security. It is operated and run by local authorities and does not fall under the Federal Homland Security unless the Louisiana Govnr hands over control.

See, I think when all is said and done, your going to see a much different picture than what has been presented at first.

If you want to see who is most at fault, look to see who started blaming people first. that is usually a good indicator.

September 09, 2005 6:04 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

it is a bit mute G , I have watched person after person pointing out that FEMA stopped the army from coming in , even that FEMA cut telephone lines that the local authority were trying to use , so the local authority had to place armed guards on the phone lines to prevent sabotage , i am sure that one or two of these points might not be true , but that in no way takes away from the fact that the other 9 points are

again it seems like defending the undefendable

i have said many times that I think the fault lies at every level of government , local and federal

September 09, 2005 7:47 pm  

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