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Originally posted by Chance321
obama got a pass on bungling the Gulf spill he'll get a pass on this.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
This is what happens when you count on the government.
If you live in tornado country, build yourself an underground shelter. Stock it with food... and worst case scenario, you can live there after your house is wiped out.
DO NOT COUNT ON GOVERNMENT EVER.
If end up thinking... ``If the government doesn't help me I'm gonna die or go bankrupt``... well guess what, the VAST MAJORITY of the time, you will die/go bankrupt.edit on 26-5-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
Atlanta – The designation of the Alabama tornadoes as a Category 1 disaster â€“ the ranking given to 9/11 and hurricane Katrina â€“ has put FEMA and its new director to the test.
Since taking the helm of the Federal Emergency Management Agency two years ago, Craig Fugate has begun a dramatic, common-sense revamp of national preparedness. He has led a Twitter-driven campaign to recalibrate American attitudes toward disasters and the role of FEMA amid the rubble.
In keeping with that do-something reputation, Mr. Fugate planned to be on the ground in Alabama Friday, to talk recovery with officials and hear from disaster survivors. Planned stops included an emergency command post in Phil Campbell, a Disaster Recovery Center in Hackelburg, and Bethel Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove.
IN PICTURES: Alabama tornadoes
With an estimated 328 dead and thousands homeless, the April 26-27 tornadoes became the agency’s biggest post-Katrina challenge. Early praise for FEMA’s response from Southern governors suggests that this may mark a turning point for the tarnished agency.
“In a big disaster like this, you usually start hearing complaints from state and local officials within at least 72 hours,” says David Schanzer, a homeland security expert at Duke University in Durham, N.C. “If you’re not hearing [complaints], it’s usually an important sign that things are going pretty well.”
In a marked contrast to the delay after hurricane Katrina, Fugate urged President Obama to declare Alabama a federal disaster area even before the harshest damage reports were in.
With at least 305 tornadoes reported in six states for the two-day period, it is the largest tornado outbreak in US history.
“If you can’t tell me it’s not bad, I’m going to assume it’s bad ... and go,” Fugate told The Associated Press, as he toured the area by air on May 1.Appearing with Gov. Robert Bentley (R) of Ala-bama the day after the storms, Fugate reiterated that FEMA was taking a support role, then gave the governor the floor.
“It’s not FEMA’s role to step in midstream and take over, but to allow folks to do all they can and to let them know that there’s help if they need it,” says Edwin Bailey, who worked with Fugate in Achuala, Fla., as emergency responders. “Craig gets that.”
Fugate still wasn’t satisfied. For one thing, a delivery of blue roof tarps was behind schedule, as another rain front moved into the area.
Although many people, especially in remote rural areas, still hadn’t seen federal representatives a week after the storms, few voiced the resentment or sense of abandonment that dogged FEMA during the Katrina response.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
I could care less about your opinions in this case as well.
You have consistently been inconsistent on your argument, complaining FEMA is corrupt, while going after them for denying assistance to people who dont qualify for it. You ignore the procedures established by the Government, and instead attack FEMA becuase they arent responding to the tornado damage in Pennsylvania, even though the President refused to declare the county a disaster area.
I have rpoivided you all the facts you need to fix your rectal cranial inversion