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Originally posted by burntheships
Is It Strange That FEMA Wants to Buy 140 Million Packaged Meals?
FEMA today preliminarily responded to requests for information from Tom Kowitz and Michele Gaudin, hosts of WGSO's libertarian talk show "Baldy and The Blonde." Mary Olson of the FEMA press office promised to explain why FEMA has begun to prepare for a major catastrophe affecting millions and the cost of procuring provisions for 7 million survivors.
Originally posted by sjrily
FEMA "will simulate the catastrophic nature of a major earthquake in the central United States region of the New Madrid Seismic Zone" in May 2011.
FEMA National Level Exercise 2011
National Level Exercise NLE 2011 Private Sector Participation
I'm going to read your links now...
Originally posted by BigTy
reply to post by burntheships
The "14M" may be what is throwing people off. "M" is an industry term, meaning a quantity of 1,000. The solicitation referenced is for 14,000 MRE's. Still substantial, but hardly 14 million.