November 3, 2012

FEMA Fail

Those of us on  the East Coast  were warned for days about the coming "Frankenstorm" so it is beyond my understanding how FEMA didn't hear about it.

How else can you explain the fact the Federal Emergency Management Agency ran out of water for the storm victims?

In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.

Why didn't they stockpile water, food and gasoline ?

FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday - 4 days after the storm -  for delivery on Monday.

Meanwhile, Nestle Waters donates more than 775,000 bottles of water and looks as it was awarded the FEMA contract for 5 million bottles of water.

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Posted by Jill Fallon at November 3, 2012 8:03 PM | Permalink