Trump’s FEMA failing again – Citizens without water and food for days from Hurricane Michael
And a NYTs article from yesterday pointed out similar dire conditions.
He was in a working-class neighborhood called Millville, where many residents said they were becoming desperate for even basic necessities. Mr. Foster, 60, and his 99-year-old mother had no car, no electricity. The food had spoiled in his refrigerator. The storm had ripped off large sections of his roof. He had no working plumbing to flush with. No water to drink. And as of Friday afternoon, he had seen no sign of government help.
“What can I do?” he said. “I’m not angry. I just want some help.”
Brock Long the FEMA director is counseling patience but really there is no reason not to have tent cities established for basic supplies of food and water that serve as distribution centers for people in need in the surrounding areas. Helicopters can do pallet drops of water and meals. We know how to do this. All it takes is leadership, money and commitment.
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”.