> The local gov. in New Orleans... Some sympathy but, they Knew this
>hurricane was 1) big "Incomming" 2) They knew the levies would likely
>give. 4) They knew that water and power would be a major issue. 5) They
>knew how high the water level would be at its worst.
>Can you imagine the mess if they didn't know these things?
What about the Fed? They have been systematically defunding FEMA and the
Army Corps of Engineers. The upgrade of the levy was scheduled recommended
work and it was defunded by 75%. Subcontractors continued to work on the
levy for free, even after the Federal money ran out (New Orleans is their
home too). They worked until they ran out of materials.
Let's top that off... Homejoke Security worked on three scenarios to help
prepare for disaster planning. They were...
1. Another terrorist attack on NYC
2. A major earthquake in San Francisco
3. A MAJOR HURRICAINE HITS NEW ORLEANS
Greg Petrolati Champaign, Illinois
That's not a leak... My car's just marking its territory...
>From: Gasket Works USA <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: Gasket Works USA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 14:40:14 -0500 (CDT)
>So, what have I confirmed? (stuff that I new but, not tested)
>1) In a major disaster spooling up Federal resources takes no less than
>2) So, be prepared to take care of yourself and family for no less than
>3) Cash reserve/small bills. Credit card machines don't work without
>electrons or communication network.
>4) Good shoes and gloves.
>5) Water purification/filtration method.
>6) Personal protection.. a good B.A.R., Shot gun or .45 cal pistol to stop
>7) Have airtight cans of coffee, tobbacco to barter with when the money