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Originally posted by Cowgirlstraitup7
Lakes, streams, and rivers occasionally break the levee's. These farmers knew it would happen.
Noone expected the levee's to break during hurricane Katrina. The amount of area that is flooded may be the same, but it's not the same amount of people. How many people were displaced due to Katrina? How many people were displaced now during the midwest flooding?
The President's visit to flood ravaged Iowa took a turn for the surreal today as citizens blockaded roads and highways to keep FEMA officials from entering the area. Local governments in the affected areas have shown no sign of relenting in their wishes to handle the situation by themselves. FEMA officials have threatened to help Iowa residence by force if cooperation is not forthcoming.
"We need to get in there so we can help." Pleaded FEMA director David Paulison to the assembled protesters. "Let us in so we can help you in this terrible situation. FEMA is ready to do what it takes to help the people of the Midwest. We have money, talent, resources, we have learned our lesson from New Orleans, and besides you are white and vote."
"Hey look, we aren't trying to be uncooperative," said John Hickenger, Mayor of Bentville Iowa. "But after the Katrina mess up we just figure we can do a better job ourselves. If FEMA wants to give us a few front end loaders and some sandbags, we will take it from there."
How many people found refuge in a superdome in the MIDWEST. With little or no food/water. Trapped in a building that the military would not allow people out of to find food and water.
Answer those questions and then the rest of your point becomes moot. In my opinion.