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#286633 - 10/05/17 12:06 AM THANK YOU FEMA !!
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1314
This is a note of encouragement and thanks to all the people working for FEMA!!

They have worked themselves into the ground, with three major hurricane disasters. I'm sure that FEMA employees faced very difficult conditions in Houston and Puerto Rico, probably in some parts of Florida too. A lot of people have put in a lot of hours - trying to help normal Americans "dig out" from these crises. BIG THANKS FEMA!!

I am not a resident who lives in any of the disaster zones. But I do think it is appropriate to acknowledge the work by a lot of dedicated Gov't employees.


Edited by Pete (10/05/17 12:07 AM)

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#286635 - 10/05/17 05:52 AM Re: THANK YOU FEMA !! [Re: Pete]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2002
Loc: Great Plains
At one time it was fashionable to bash FEMA but it seems like they're doing pretty well at a pretty hard job.
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#286637 - 10/05/17 01:23 PM Re: THANK YOU FEMA !! [Re: Pete]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1469
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Craig Fugate brought a lot of changes to FEMA when he was director...a lot of the lessons learned in Florida about pre positioning, and cooperation between food chains and fuel suppliers to equip their facilities with on site generators

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#286656 - 10/07/17 09:58 AM Re: THANK YOU FEMA !! [Re: LesSnyder]
adam2 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/08
Posts: 389
Loc: Somerset UK
Looked at from a safe distance, over here in the UK, it was generally reported that after hurricane Katrina, that the response of FEMA and other authorities was found wanting.

It would seem that lessons have been learnt and the TPTB now respond much more effectively.

There will always be things that could have been done better, but I agree that in general FEMA and others have done a good job and are to be thanked for their efforts.

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