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Originally posted by DJMSN
reply to post by ignant
First off I am from Louisiana and a lot of blame is square on the people that did not leave before the hurricane, also on city and state officials who were so confused and incompetent they did not make the arrangements to get people out. Second the hurricane had little to do with the destruction of New Orleans, it was a result of the flooding after, a failure of levees, and pumps designed to pump out a city below sea level. Too many years of complete fraud and theft of funds meant to maintain the pumps and levees, after all who would have thought that a city below sea level would flood...DUH! So do not place blame on FEMA entirely, they should share blame in some aspects but Nagin, the Governor, and thousands of other officials have more blame at their feet. Do not allow the idiots in N.O. fool you as they were told over and over to get out and school buses were arranged to get them out but state officials said no to that plan.
As for FEMA preping for another EQ along the New Madrid, stage supplies is what they are suppose to do, does not mean they are preping for something specific and are not telling everyone about it. As for the goods being for the Army, believe me the Army has all they need without taking anything from FEMA.
The probability for an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or greater is significant in the near future, with a 50% chance by the year 2000 and a 90% chance by the year 2040. A quake with a magnitude equal to that of the 1811- 1812 quakes could result in great loss of life and property damage in the billions of dollars. Scientists believe we could be overdue for a large earthquake and through research and public awareness may be able to prevent such losses.