while not really much of a surprise i am shocked that there seems to be no real help. the fact seems to be that in the great united states, help is reserved for OTHER countries that suffer disaster in hopes they will like us better, while when disaster strikes in north america help is rather meager and slow to come. where is FEMA? where is the red cross? for that matter where is the salvation army? where even is CANADA the city of Toronto is not that far away, and has fairly close ties.i know that the transit authority there the TTC has offered help to the New York transit system, they continually loan snow removal equipment in the winter to New York. after 911 both cops and firemen headed down almost before it was all over. so why is not any help even coming from there now? where is ANY help for one of the largest cities, one of the most productive cities in the united states? i personally would have thought getting New York back on it's feet would be a priority. i am rather disturbed at the seeming lack of ANY help happening. even temporary portable generators would be a big help, doesn't New York have any? if they don't other cities around should, as well as north of the border.
anyone know the general time it takes to get us aid across the world after a disaster? i bet it is a heck of a lot faster than in the united states
where a good chunk of aid normally comes from.
maybe they should have accepted the aid from Iran, at least they seemed willing to help where apparently the home government can't seem to be
bothered, is there some kind of UN rule that states aid must only come from other countries or something? i just can't understand WHY for TWO NATIONS
that are always sending aid around the world as soon as a disaster strikes, close to home, that New York, is seeming left in the cold. at least in
Katrina FEMA seemed to at least TRY to HELP,