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Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:08 PM

Trump's FEMA failing again Citizens without water and food for days from Hurricane Michael

"For his part, Governor Scott seems more distant and inattentive than with last year's Hurricane Irma. His answer, "everyone just needs to help each other, right now". Resources seem to be allocated for law enforcement and power, but little else. One might ask, where are those pre-positioned supplies FEMA bragged about. Is FEMA suffering from poor resources given to the agency? And rural areas away from the coast aren't seeing any assistance. From the daily beast article again:

Word about not getting water or meals had not yet reached rural communities inundated by the hurricane’s rains and storm surge. In Gadsden County, outside Tallahassee, where the storm killed four people, county commissioner Anthony Viegbesie said he had not seen a single relief agency.

“This is a community that lives on agriculture. Without electricity, the wells don’t work,” he said. “We survive primitively.” "
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/14/1804277/-Trump-s-FEMA-failing-again-Citizens-without-water-and-food-for-days-from-Hurricane-Michael

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Reply Trump's FEMA failing again Citizens without water and food for days from Hurricane Michael (Original post)
eleny Oct 2018 OP
Iliyah Oct 2018 #1
TheBlackAdder Oct 2018 #18
keithbvadu2 Oct 2018 #32
Ohiogal Oct 2018 #2
Lindsay Oct 2018 #3
eleny Oct 2018 #4
malaise Oct 2018 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Oct 2018 #23
malaise Oct 2018 #25
CrispyQ Oct 2018 #6
womanofthehills Oct 2018 #15
Blue_true Oct 2018 #17
keithbvadu2 Oct 2018 #33
BamaRefugee Oct 2018 #7
Ramsey Barner Oct 2018 #14
BamaRefugee Oct 2018 #21
BeckyDem Oct 2018 #8
FakeNoose Oct 2018 #9
keithbvadu2 Oct 2018 #34
BadgerMom Oct 2018 #10
malaise Oct 2018 #12
Omaha Steve Oct 2018 #11
Achilleaze Oct 2018 #13
kairos12 Oct 2018 #16
lillypaddle Oct 2018 #19
Racerdog1 Oct 2018 #20
left-of-center2012 Oct 2018 #22
eleny Oct 2018 #24
roamer65 Oct 2018 #31
malaise Oct 2018 #26
vlyons Oct 2018 #27
True_Blue Oct 2018 #29
tblue37 Oct 2018 #28
roamer65 Oct 2018 #30

Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:10 PM

1. O)%@& Grrrrrrrr

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:12 PM

18. Trump: "Panama City? Is that even in America?"

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 08:26 PM

32. Trump: Gotta build that wall around Mexico Beach... Make 'em pay for it.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:16 PM

2. "America First" my ass!!!

Wasn't that Trump's rally cry all during the campaign?

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:19 PM

3. Trump is America

and America is Trump, at least in (what passes for) his mind.

Everybody else is on their own. (Okay, possibly he'll take care of Ivanka.)

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:21 PM

4. He even said that they were prepared for this storm

One of the rare times I didn't mute the tv when he was onscreen speaking and he told another lie.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:25 PM

5. This will get real ugly in two days max

and people will see for themselves.

https://m.
Mexico Beach


https://m.
Panama City


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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:06 PM

23. thanks for the videos

I wish the first one had shown some close-ups of the houses that survived. Somebody will have to figure out what works and what doesn't. This won't be the last hurricane of that strength.

Extreme weather events will become more commonplace. We failed to take action that might have kept them unusual.

Now we face the dual threat -- climate and a global assault on democracy.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #23)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:13 PM

25. Yep

Just heard that there are 40 persons missing

People want to come and salvage what they can. That's one of the reasons why they don't leave.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:57 PM

6. Didn't he raid FEMA to pay for the children's detention centers? -nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

15. Yea - I think he took 10 million from FEMA

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:09 PM

17. Yes. nt

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 08:28 PM

33. Trump: Those cheap cages still cost money and my friends need to make a profit.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:58 PM

7. FLORIDA: The Puerto Rico of the Mainland

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:01 PM

14. Here in PR

we're just waiting for Trump to blame all the problems on the mayor of Panama City.

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Response to Ramsey Barner (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:28 PM

21. Yes, because of all the trouble that Mayor gives us over that Panama Canal he has there

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:04 PM

8. With the frequency of storms increasing I do not expect Republicans to step up.

Maybe the Republican governors will have some sway, but I doubt it.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:17 PM

9. How can this be a FEMA emergency

... when the President's own property isn't under water? I mean he can even play golf at his own golf course, so it can't be that bad.





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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 08:32 PM

34. Trump to travel to Florida to view Hurricane Michael damage at Mar-a-Lago

BREAKING NEWS: Trump to travel to Florida to view Hurricane Michael damage at Mar-a-Lago

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211271994

(tis possible this may be a wee bit tongue-in-cheek)

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:42 PM

10. Where is the mainstream media on this?

Are they on the ground asking questions? There are a wealth of them to be asked. Has siphoning funds for baby jails caused the slow response? How long until people are helped? How are the enforcers protecting property getting food and water? If the president is holding rallies and golfing, who is in charge here?

Reporters and anchors swarmed New Orleans after Katrina. I know that is a major US city versus a far less populated area, but has the ability of the press to cover an important story decreased this much since Katrina?

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:48 PM

12. The shit will hit the fan hen he gets there

Last edited Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:15 PM - Edit history (1)

This is slow boil anger

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:43 PM

11. K&R!


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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 03:48 PM

13. And he*s out golfing today

Deplorable. That's what deplorable is all about. Deplorable (R).

* aka republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:03 PM

16. Can't interrupt Drumpt's golfing today.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:18 PM

19. Sounds like another A+ to me ...

well, except for kanye.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:18 PM

20. Don't worry, be happy

 

The orange plague is on his way Monday. Loaded with paper towels.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 04:28 PM

22. But, but ... Trump said

The day after the hurricane hit the panhandle,
Trump said everyone in Florida is telling him he did a wonderful job handling Hurricane Michael.

Everyone.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:07 PM

24. Accordng to the 2016 city data page for Mexico Beach, Florida 71% voted for Trump in the general

The graph and the pie chart is 2/3 down the page...
http://www.city-data.com/city/Mexico-Beach-Florida.html

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Response to eleny (Reply #24)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 07:00 PM

31. Boy, are they gonna have a real epiphany.

Elections have consequences.

They will learn it the hard way, as they should.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #22)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:16 PM

26. OK then

Let him head there

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:26 PM

27. Trump transferred $9.8M from FEMA to ICE

That's right. Because locking little kids in cages is much more important than providing food and water to hurricane victims. Hurricane season ain't over either. Trump admin is completely indifferent and incompetent.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/12/647021316/trump-administration-transferred-9-8-million-from-fema-to-ice

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Response to vlyons (Reply #27)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:44 PM

29. Yes I remember that

It was right before hurricane season too.

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:31 PM

28. He's busy. Those golf balls aren't gonna hit themselves. nt

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Response to eleny (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 06:58 PM

30. It's time to start the retreat inland.

It should all be cleaned up and returned to nature as a buffer zone for hurricanes. No building within 10 miles of the shore.

Another 30 years and it will be underwater anyway.

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