posted on May, 24 2011 @ 06:29 PM
reply to post by Mercenary2012
Unfortunately my brother is onsite, right now, with a pickup and tools, and they are refusing to let him work. They offered to let him man a seat in
the call center, but due to liability issues, they won't let him join in any searches or even helping to clear roads or remove rubble.
Worse yet, he said people away from the central command center (where he is right now) don't know where to direct people. They can't tell what any
other unit is doing, or where there are still active operations, or anything else. Information is barely trickling through, and he is getting more
from me than he is from the local sheriffs directing traffic.
He was going into the central command center to try and get permission to do something, and if that doesn't work, he is planning to contact KOAM-TV
and try to create a stir.
* * * While I was typing, he got an update....
Apparently the problem with getting more rescuers into the area is partly due to traffic congestion, partly due to the city closing down areas for gas
leaks and liability issues, and partly due to just plain old miscommunication.
They have agreed to let him take a team of his own making into an area tomorrow. Actually they didn't agree, they just said they wouldn't stop him,