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Bush was slammed because he refused to declare Katrina a natural disaster despite all the media coverage proving otherwise
The initial First Response to a disaster is the job of local government's emergency services with help from nearby municipalities, the state and volunteer agencies. In a catastrophic disaster if the governor requests, federal resources can be mobilized through the U.S.Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for search and rescue, electrical power, food, water, shelter and other basic human needs.
It is the long-term Recovery phase of disaster which places the most severe financial strain on local or state government. Damage to public facilities and infrastructure, often not insured, can overwhelm even a large city.
A governor's request for a major disaster declaration could mean an infusion of federal funds, but the governor must also commit significant state funds and resources for recovery efforts.
A Major Disaster can be a result of hurricanes, earthquakes, flood, tornados or major fires; the President then determines warrants supplemental federal aid. The event must be clearly more than state or local governments can handle alone. If declared, funding comes from the President's Disaster Relief Fund, managed by FEMA and disaster aid programs of other participating federal agencies.
The Disaster Process & Disaster Aid Programs
We forget that life is not easy.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: jimmyx
uh....who cares if he goes to the actual border or not?.
Because that is his JOB.
Since the Potus can't be bothered to go there.
Not much of a 'crisis'.
why don't all you right-wingers grab a gun, and go to the border, that way you can carry out your second-amendment rights, shooting anything that crosses over, that's what all of you really , down deep, want to do.
Nice political trolling there.