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(Some Sandy Guy)   According to DHS Inspector General, FEMA's response to Hurricane Sandy was just swell, thanks for asking   (recoverydiva.com) divider line 16
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2013-10-24 01:34:25 PM
Heck of a job Brownie.
 
2013-10-24 01:44:41 PM
People really have forgotten Katrina, haven't they?
 
2013-10-24 01:45:10 PM
If the baseline was Katrina, I am sure that was the case. Other storms probably not as much.
 
2013-10-24 01:45:33 PM
We should probably cut FEMA's budget some more. That'll help.
 
2013-10-24 01:48:29 PM
Everyone gets a trophy.
 
2013-10-24 01:51:18 PM
Even Chris Christie praised their response. What did they do wrong?
 
2013-10-24 01:56:47 PM
TFA says FEMA issued a report in August which was "candid about what went right and what did not."


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2013-10-24 01:58:19 PM
sounds like a participation award to me.
 
2013-10-24 02:09:06 PM
Well, considering I lived on Long Island and was directly impacted by Sandy, I have to say that the FEMA response, at least for people in my community was responsive and helpful. My in-laws live in Long Beach and they were able to get support very quickly. I have zero issues with FEMA.
 
2013-10-24 02:18:40 PM

Wendy's Chili: Even Chris Christie praised their response. What did they do wrong?


From reading, it looks like it's not so much that they did something wrong as it is the gross improbability that they did nothing wrong. It looks like the IG is whitewashing - especially since with FEMA's own report being so candid, such a glowing response wasn't needed.
 
2013-10-24 02:21:30 PM
The linked "article" is on a personal blog-site called "recovery-diva".  Not exactly what I'd call authoritative commentary.  Plus all the author does is state that FEMA's report pointed out areas of improvement (a self-assessment usually does) while the OIG's report on FEMA reported sufficiency in all areas covered.  That's also not unusual as the OIG only cares about serious deficiencies that must be corrected, not things that were done per regulation but could still be improved.
 
2013-10-24 02:35:24 PM
everybody who received FEMA help but didn't like it should feel free to repay every farking cent.
 
2013-10-24 02:48:50 PM

cefm: The linked "article" is on a personal blog-site called "recovery-diva".  Not exactly what I'd call authoritative commentary.  Plus all the author does is state that FEMA's report pointed out areas of improvement (a self-assessment usually does) while the OIG's report on FEMA reported sufficiency in all areas covered.  That's also not unusual as the OIG only cares about serious deficiencies that must be corrected, not things that were done per regulation but could still be improved.


and his only sources are a few volunteers on the ground.  I doubt these lay people volunteers have a whole lot of experience with major storms. even for small storms, normal logistics become a challenge, and a few delays here and there are unavoidable.
 
2013-10-24 03:06:02 PM
When was Big Gay All made the Inspector General for DHS?
 
2013-10-24 03:10:45 PM

cleek: everybody who received FEMA help but didn't like it should feel free to repay every farking cent.


Hurricane Sandy passed almost directly over me, and FEMA hasn't done squat for me.

I had to pick up a ton of sticks and branches, and did anyone help me?

No.

Not even my useless stay at home college student daughter helped me.  So I got all bootstrappy and I picked those branches up my own damn self is what I did.  So FEMA is utterly useless in my kind of situation.
 
2013-10-25 12:30:11 AM
FTFA"  " but I know from conversations with several people who were in the field, that not everything went well. "

 I live only a few miles from the Mantoloking Bridge.  This is what that bridge looked like after Sandy.

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Yeah, some trucks took a little longer to get aid to people because of blocked roads, no power, gas line fires engulfing blocks of homes, and washed out highways.  So fark you, FEMA layabouts.

/I don't know of any person in my area, one of the hardest hit, complaining about FEMA in the days following the storm.  They were there in force by mid-day on the 30th and just kept streaming in.  Some initial confusion as they set up but, overall, they had supplies ready to go for people in immediate need.  The red tape later took longer than expected (and I personally know a few people from Camp Osborne and Seaside still living in temporary housing) but nobody could have predicted the amount of damage unleashed in just one night.
 
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