More same ole same ole
FEMA is closing their office in New Orleans over a fallout with local officials.
Agency claims local officials failed to meet planning obligations
Words fail. Where does this leave the citizens all of these officials represent? I suppose it leaves them in Houston, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Denver, and wherever else the hurricane winds scattered them. Nothing like bureaucratic squabbling during a crisis. Well, yeah, there is . Politics during a crisis trumps it.
Quote of the Day
It appears the mayor’s office misunderstood the commitment made: While FEMA is committed to the long-term recovery of the Gulf Coast region, providing funding for planning does not fall under the federal guidelines of public assistance.
Aaron Walker, FEMA’s national spokesman
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