posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 05:37 AM
Originally posted by ajay59
reply to post by Brother Stormhammer
I hate to throw a stone before the wheel of your FEMA bandwagon but...
When a disaster does happen FEMA never seems to address the needs of the victims and actively deters any good-hearted souls from helping. What's up
They are ready with burial supplies but not with less useful things such as, food, water, blankets and clothing etc....
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ajay59 because: (no reason given)
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F.E.M.A. bandwagon? Reading comprehension is your friend. Let me copy/paste the first line of my post, since you obviously missed it.
Let me start with a disclaimer: I'm not a big fan of F.E.M.A. for a variety of reasons.
I was simply pointing out that no matter what F.E.M.A. does, somebody on ATS is going to accuse them of unpreparedness or of plotting Armageddon.
As for the suggestion that they stockpile food and water, it's not as easy as you might think. Where do you store enough food and water to deal with
all the displaced population from a Katrina / Sandy scale event? Assuming you can find (or build) a facility to store the supplies, where do you put
it? If it's too close to 'ground zero', it's going to be a victim of the same disaster that makes it necessary. If it's too far away, there's a
serious transportation problem. This is one of my (many) issues with F.E.M.A., in fact.
My personal solution would be to eliminate F.E.M.A. in its entirety, and let disaster recovery be handled as locally as possible...preferably at the
city and state level, since those are the levels of government most familiar with the impacted area, and with the needs of the citizenry. State
National Guardsmen would probably be the best responders in most situations...then again, I could be prejudiced...my dad put in 30+ years in Regular
Army, Reserve, and MOANG combat engineer units, and those fellows are worth their weight in (precious metal of choice) in just about any bad