Sunday, August 06, 2006

FEMA Backpedals

Maybe Wonkette is a little more influential than I thought. Of course it doesn't hurt when neighbor Dave sends a letter to Senators Warner and Allen and carbon copies the Washington Post. Here's the result from yesterday's Washington Post article:

"A spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said yesterday that an agency official misspoke when he said flooded Fairfax County homeowners were denied federal aid because they live in an affluent community." OK, one more choice quote and you can read the rest... "[Martinez]'s comments were . . . not typical of a standard FEMA response," [National FEMA Spokesman] Walker said. "We don't look at the average or mean income and make a decision based on that." Nice, but still no aid.

Monday's quotes are in the preceding blog entry.

1 Comments:

Blogger Loki said...

You should get used to the backpedalling, they are past masters of it. take the advice of a native New Orleanian who is living in the wreckage of his home: Do not rely on FEMA for anything. They are too tied up in beurocratic red tape and have had their funding emasculated severla times over the current administration.

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