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You are correct sir!
Either way, the protocol is for the local and state officials to alert the Federal government to a possible need, not wait for them to come and ask.
The thing that blew me away this morning was the lady governor telling Fox she didn't know there were people in the Super Dome... right away, because her power was out. Oy Vey!
Obviously, she leaves much to be desired as state leader.
Randy
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True.
Which points to the fact you better have your own plan in case of an emergency. They have spent 40 years teaching many people to be dependant on the government, as Jerry says, "Nanny State."
The govt. at every level should do all they can to help in any catastrophe but we as individuals need to be aware of our own circumstances no matter what they are, i.e. weather, food water, gasoline, etc. and take our own steps to protect ourselves and as many fellow citizens as possible. If that happens, it will lessen the severity and aid the recovery of any thing that comes along.
Alabama gets hit by hurricanes as often, (Frederick, Hugo, Ivan) as any place and we have to be ready. We don't get a substantial snow or ice storm very often but when we do, it's never good. Our neighborhood is always without power or a way to get to the nearest store for many days. In a subdivision of about 400 people, all average working Joes, we all see to it that everyone has food, water, medicine. There are many generators to power central heating units. Almost all of the homes have wood burning fireplaces and pretty much everyone has a stock pile. We listen to the weather closely. WE do it. The city, county, state, do help at times but we don't wait for them to come to us.
N.O. is a huge problem for many reasons, not the least of which is water that won't go away but clearly, many people thought someone was going to instantly, magically, come along to take care of them. The attitude of, "I don't need to take care of myself, the government will do it" doesn't work at times like these. There are many reasons that didn't happen but as they search for someone to blame, they need to start with themselves and then take it on up the line.
There's going to be lots to figure out with this one. Maybe you start by trying to figure out why anyone lives in a city that's always below sea level.
Randy
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Amen to that!
Very true.
Same reason people live in areas that are always threatened by hurricanes, and areas that are always threatened by tornadoes, and areas that are always threatened by earthquakes, etc. Once established, no one is going to abandon these cities until some catastrophe forces them to do so.=20

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raydunakin
Is last Sunday, August 28th (you know, the day before the hurricane made landfall) about the right time for her to have issued the disaster assistance request?
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Maybe Bush didn't get this request in his mail until after he cut his vacation short.
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Anonymous
Which will NOT happen from someone currently fully dependent on the nanny state, an above average portion were represented by NO refugees. Yes they are refugees.
Point.
More levies and dikes?
You KNOW nany state residents REFUSE to either move or change.
Jerry
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Jerry Irvine
What the hell?
She is "commander-in-chief!!
All due respect, that is grounds for impeachment!!
No wonder the mayor of New Orleans was yelling. When this is all over, we need to buy him a beer and launch a rocket from downtown.
Jerry
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Jerry Irvine
That looks mostly like a request to pay for things and clean up the mess.
As I recall from Government class many years ago, The President can't deploy troops to a state without the Governor of that state making a formal request. I may have missed it, but I didn't see a request for federal troops in that document. Also, it is unlawful to employ any part of the US Military as a posse comitatus. This prevents the US Military from acting in any police enforcement role within the borders of the US.
Mario
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Mario Perdue
THAT, was the problem.
SHE stated this morning on Fox that she had no idea, that she had the authority to do that. No idea! I have to wonder, what does she know? She dropped the ball first, plain and simple.
The next thing we'll see is all the culpables scurrying for cover as they point the finger in all other directions.
Randy
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<randyolb
Oh man...that's a simple(relatively) change that's a great idea! I don't ever remember seeing or hearing any of the planners coming up with that before. You should work for the government.
Eldred
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Eldred
It was? The only shots I saw on TV was taillights on the outgoing lanes, and empty lanes on the other side.
Eldred
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Eldred
They used contra-flow up until 6 hours before landfall, when the lanes were restored to their 'normal' directions so that emergency vehicles would be able to use them.
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Anonymous
Hello! I have a car! I've driven Contra-Flow! I'm not the one who proposed it as earth shattering disaster solution. Just saying they used it.
Dave
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