reply to post by 1825114
Looks like i will be busy today squashing misinformation.
Before making such gradiose and obscene statements that the Superdome was a FEMA camp, do a little research.
People gathered at the Superdome because in previous emergencies that is where they were told to go.The city decided after Ivan to no longer use the
superdome because the evacuees trashed the place. Sound familiar?
Considering that everyone is supposed to be evacuated, there was no FEMA location since there shouldn't of been anyone there.
People complain that the Federal government has so much power yet cases like these, the people on this site willingly hand it over.
Emergency response is up to the state and locals,FEMA is just support and money. The state, local, and the redcross set up shelters.
the Federal Government is NOT allowed to step onto the state until the Governor declares an emergency.
that being said.
If the state does declare a mandatory evacuation, and you don't leave, the state is not responsible for you. The people who stayed could of been SOOL,
but people came for them anyways.
Here is another tidbit that common sense should be used and isn't.
Why do sport complexes make lousy shelters?
they are too big for one. And most are PRIVATELY owned. If an owner willingly volunteers,great. don't see that happening much after Katrina.
Shelters take place on public grounds, like the national Guard..
Forgive my super crappy keyboard.
edit on 27-1-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)