Saturday, May 13, 2006

A chilling threat

Charles at Eye of the Storm links to an article from the Tallahassee Democrat reporting that with hurricane season again approaching, this year some residents may have to pay for ice after a storm.

[Chuck Hagan, the logistics chief for Florida's Division of Emergency Management] hopes to avoid the scenes like those last year after Hurricane Wilma in Broward and Palm Beach counties, where he said residents lined up for free ice in the parking lots of open stores.
And a lot more as I observed here.

My absolute favorite, bar none, was the woman who poked her head out of the window of her big-assed SUV, to explain why in her opinion FEMA stinks.

If they'd been prepared the way they should have been, she said, she wouldn't have to wait for her free generator. And gasoline.

Jeb's once again calling "on residents to stash enough food and water for the first 72 hours on their own, 'so we can focus our resources on a large group of people who can't.'"

Lotta good that'll do especially after Jeb's response to the hyped media complaints that FEMA hadn't responded fast enough last year, when he explained it was Florida that hadn't.

And now he's trying to warn the same people that this time, they may have to take personal responsibility for the provision of their own ice?

That's cold.


Blogger ABFreedom said...

"personal responsibility" ... what a concept ... if more people did that, maybe FEMA would be able to deal with the ones who can't.

9:42 AM  

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