posted on May, 7 2011 @ 09:05 PM
OR...It could just be a drill so they can be prepared in the event of a large, catastophic natural disaster like Katrina or an earthquake. Those
types of events happen, kind of like the flooding along the Mississippi river that happens every year.
Yes, the Mississippi river floods every year and federal, state and local agencies respond every year. Drills such as the one FEMA is running help
with communication through all levels of response. The government realized that, during 9/11 and Katrina, the federal, state and local responders
couldn't communicate and thus couldn't coordinate response activities which slowed down and hampered response activities. In response, they started
running drills and instituted the ICS model throughout to better manage disaster relief. They have to run drills, usually a mass casualty exercise,
to involve more people.
Why did they buy all the meals? The same reason people on this board stock up on food and other supplies...to be prepared in case of an event. With
all of this food and materiel stock piled they can respond quicker to a disaster.
Would you rather see the confusion in response that happened after Katrina or would you rather see a coordinated effort to help folks in affected
areas? Federal, state and local governments run drills all the time, it doesn't mean a disaster is imminent, or aliens are getting ready to kill
everyone with negative blood types or they got a memo from HAARP with the go code. It just means they are trying to be better prepared to help folks
and not have another Charlie Foxtrot on their hands.