Homeland Stupidity

FEMA is a joke

A survivor of Hurricane Katrina, from New Orleans, La., told me last week that after the hurricane hit, she called the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s hotline (1 800 621-FEMA) daily, and every day, the FEMA workers would ask her for news, and give her an update on the red tape her disaster aid request was tied up in.

This appears to have been an all-too-common occurrence for hurricane victims, which led someone affected by Hurricane Rita in Texas to express the opinion that–

Seen outside a house on highway 96 between Jasper and Beaumont, Texas.
(Photo credit: Charles Stricklin)

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