reply to post by Arashikage
reply to post by BABYBULL24
reply to post by DENBY
I'm not wishing any ill will or suffering on the people there without power, or homes, or with injured or dead loved ones. I'm not saying they
deserved, it or anything like that. I'm just saying we already paid in advance for insurance and planners and equipment and mitigation projects
disaster relief for this very event. If there is still a need for donations and money in the aftermath, and if there is not a warehouse full of water
and blankets and medicine, and generators, and if the utility companies don't have spare parts, and plans for how to best temporarily supply power,
then someone needs to be in jail, because we paid for it, so where is it at?
Yes, I'm currently in a warm house, but I put in the OP that I have been through a couple of major disasters, and I've driven in and volunteered
help at a couple of other major disasters. If I were close enough to do any good, my home would be open, and my feet would be on the ground doing
every thing I could.
My issue is with the MONEY! This is precisely why we have FEMA, and Insurance companies, and Emergency Planners, and such. We pay for it day by day
by day, so where is the money? Do the insurance companies just take our premiums and not expect to ever pay back? Do the emergency planners just
take our money and buy toys, and drill, and conduct meetings, and upgrade their headquarters, but never actually prep and hoard and plan for the
If a major, Cat 5+ hurricane crashes into Jacksonville, Florida tomorrow, there is no reason in the world the authorities, utility companies, and
major corporations should blink an eye at it. They know it will inevitably happen, they employ experts to plan for it, a portion of every dollar they
make and/or spend is dedicated towards it, so when it does happen, there is no reason they should look awestruck and beg the common folks for relief.