May 8, 2007

Has FEMA learned from Katrina?

Another natural disaster has struck the United States in the form of a tornado. Not just an everyday average tornado, but an EF-5 packing winds up to 205 mph.

The storm leveled Greensburg, a small town in Kansas with a population of about 1,500. Reports say that 90% of the town is destroyed.

As rescue efforts continue, it didn’t take long for politicians to start pointing fingers at the Federal Government. Citing a lack of National Guard Equipment because it has been sent to Iraq, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius said the search and recovery effort will be hampered.

I personally feel that there is a time and place for everything. Might I suggest that political finger pointing be put on the back burner until the search and recovery process has ended. If FEMA has leaned anything at all from the Karina fiasco, one would hope that it can mobilize manpower and equipment, whether federal or private, to the disaster area post haste.

After the black eye left on the Bush Administration’s handling by Hurricane Katrina, let’s hope they get it right this time.

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2 comments:

Lyn said...

Ha! Great minds think alike, I just posted tonight on the same story...ha! sorry... should come and read your blog first I guess, this is not the first time... take care...

Anonymous said...

Are you out of your mind? What is the purpose of this inane post?