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    FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    This is looking worse than Katrina, yet folks are incredibly silent about the piss poor performance of government agencies to provide life saving services to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    In fact, the agency appears to have been completely unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit this Monday. In contrast to its stated policy, FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.

    FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, sending out a solicitation request for 2.3 million gallons of bottled water at the FedBizOpps.govwebsite. Bidding closed at 4:30 pm eastern

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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    This is looking worse than Katrina, yet folks are incredibly silent about the piss poor performance of government agencies to provide life saving services to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
    I don't think the death toll is going to be as bad, but the response to the hurricane is at least as bad as Katrina. I don't remember anyone dumpster diving for food, then again there were warehouses full of supplies in NOLA that weren't moving because Blanco didn't want to cause a political issue by going around red tape. I have no faith in bureacrats in emergencies as they seem to have no comprehension of how quickly emergencies need to be dealt with.
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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I don't think the death toll is going to be as bad, but the response to the hurricane is at least as bad as Katrina. I don't remember anyone dumpster diving for food, then again there were warehouses full of supplies in NOLA that weren't moving because Blanco didn't want to cause a political issue by going around red tape. I have no faith in bureacrats in emergencies as they seem to have no comprehension of how quickly emergencies need to be dealt with.
    In the case of Katrina, food and water were being trucked in as early as 30 August, dispatched out of Camp Beuaregard, in Pineville.

    Things are looking bad up there and as usual, Obama will be excused from any responsibility.
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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Wait because FEMA is distributing water that they are buying today rather than in the past means they are failing? This is disaster relief, and no amount of preplanning is going to be perfect.

    Also, its Brietbart. Your source is junk.

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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Wait because FEMA is distributing water that they are buying today rather than in the past means they are failing? This is disaster relief, and no amount of preplanning is going to be perfect.

    Also, its Brietbart. Your source is junk.
    Why atack the source? The fact is that supplies are not getting to people, police are overwhelmed in NYC, gasoline is in short supply, and there is no power in much of the effected areas. This is standard stuff, now, I will grant that the northeast hasn't had to deal with this magnitude of hurricane in a long time, but this is the point where you allocate resources and go into overdrive.


    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    In the case of Katrina, food and water were being trucked in as early as 30 August, dispatched out of Camp Beuaregard, in Pineville.

    Things are looking bad up there and as usual, Obama will be excused from any responsibility.
    Yep. I remember the warehouses of supplies sitting around doing nothing but gathering dust, I also remember Lafayette having to home base for a lot of deployable NG assets and all the chopper activity. I don't remember why BR was overloaded but I do remember the constant activity here.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Wait because FEMA is distributing water that they are buying today rather than in the past means they are failing? This is disaster relief, and no amount of preplanning is going to be perfect.

    Also, its Brietbart. Your source is junk.
    The water won't be distributed until MONDAY. Wake up and read the OP, sir. Monday will be what? 7 days since landfall?? FEMA is buying water AFTER landfall and it won't be distributed until landfall +7?

    If a Republican were prez, what with all this going on, the Libbos would be losing their minds over this; as well they should. The hypocrisy comes in when they don't hold Obama to the same standard.
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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The water won't be distributed until MONDAY. Wake up and read the OP, sir. Monday will be what? 7 days since landfall?? FEMA is buying water AFTER landfall and it won't be distributed until landfall +7?

    If a Republican were prez, what with all this going on, the Libbos would be losing their minds over this; as well they should. The hypocrisy comes in when they don't hold Obama to the same standard.
    The OP is sourced by Brietbart, I'm not going to read it, I know its a junk unreliable source so there's no reason to debate against it. As far as I'm concerned your position is entirely unsourced

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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Why atack the source? The fact is that supplies are not getting to people, police are overwhelmed in NYC, gasoline is in short supply, and there is no power in much of the effected areas. This is standard stuff, now, I will grant that the northeast hasn't had to deal with this magnitude of hurricane in a long time, but this is the point where you allocate resources and go into overdrive.


    Yep. I remember the warehouses of supplies sitting around doing nothing but gathering dust, I also remember Lafayette having to home base for a lot of deployable NG assets and all the chopper activity. I don't remember why BR was overloaded but I do remember the constant activity here.
    BR was overloaded, because they didn't have electricity and had refugees flooding in by the thousands.

    The refugees were packed into BR, Laffy, LC, then Houston; respectively as each city ran out of room. The lions share of the provisions were being diverted to those cities instead of New Orleans, which stretched the hell out of FEMA's logistical resources.

    Some of the contract trucks at Beauregard were dispatched to Barksdale AFB and did nothing but run back and forth from there to Houston.
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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    The OP is sourced by Brietbart, I'm not going to read it, I know its a junk unreliable source so there's no reason to debate against it. As far as I'm concerned your position is entirely unsourced
    Oh, I get it...you don't like the source, so you're going to remain in the dark.

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    Re: FEMA Taps Private Vendors to Meet Sandy Victim's Needs

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Why atack the source? The fact is
    With all due respect LMR, because Brietbart is an unreliable source, period and facts don't matter there.

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