Federal Evasion Management Agency September 6, 2008Posted by Mark Folse in Toulouse Street.
Tags: FEMA, Hurricane Gustav, liars, Louisiana, Micheal Chertoff, New Orleans, WWL
So, I’m listening to some FEMA spokescritter on WWL-AM try to explain the “transitional assistance” program to house people whose homes are still uninhabitable. Someone finally nailed him on FEMA’s promise earlier in the week to help pay for evacuees hotels.
The mouthpiece tried to make it sound like a regional press flack mispokes hisself to the Associated Press.
Secretary Micheal Chertoff announced on CNN in primetime while 2 million people from southeast Louisiana were glued to their TVs and promised assistance with evacuation hotel costs. Period. it happened. I saw it. FEMA cannot lie it away. And the hosts at WWL are apparently too timid to corner them and nail them on this.
The lessons we relearn here are the one’s we already know. FEMA are liars. FEMA cannot be relied upon for assistance. We are on our own.
But, frankly, we already knew that.
So, just to update FEMA and C. Ray “mother of all…900 mile wild storms” Nagin, we have got the message.
Don’t leave next time. If I can get my 87-year old mother on a direct flight to Kansas City and my sisters, trust me: we won’t.