FEMA: The weather is too bad for us to help

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I’ll never understand how a majority of the country can daily experience the ridiculous inefficiency of government and yet continue to vote for more of it. And there is not a clearer example of this than FEMA’s handling of Hurricane Sandy. After being grossly unprepared for the storm and after running out of water for those who needed it, FEMA has now packed up and moved out of much of the recently destroyed areas citing inclimate weather as the reason.

From DNAinfo.com:

They fly into disaster areas, but flee from raindrops.

FEMA disaster recovery centers in Hurricane Sandy-ravaged sections of the city that were supposed to provide assistance to hurricane victims went MIA Wednesday morning, posting signs saying that they were closed due to the approaching Nor’easter.

The temporary shuttering of the facilities, which help victims register for disaster relief, as well as city food distribution centers come even as many of those still reeling from the monster storm were not told that they had to leave the battered areas.

…In Staten Island, a printed paper sign taped to the front door of on the center at 6581 Hylan Blvd. at 10:30 a.m. read “FEMA Center Closed Due to Weather.”

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Closed due to weather? You’re FEMA for crying out loud!

This is a few days old now but it’s a great article on how strict constitutionalist, Grover Cleveland helped out in times of a national crisis (Hint: He did it without any government agency or federal funds). It’s a good read. I recommend posting it on your Facebook wall…strictly for educational purposes, of course.