Disaster is no joke; lives, homes, everything can be lost in the snap of a finger.
Most disasters we often hear of are in the central part of the U.S., floods from Hurricanes, tornados seem to frequent the airways.
Along the east coast we face the threat of hurricanes. In all events government turns to FEMA the Federal Emergency Management team for INSTANT help, personnel and loans to get back on their feet. Government needs money for infrastructure and people need a place to live.
I found it disappointing last year when Republicans wanted to cut funding of FEMA, especially given the fact that a majority of the governors in those disaster zones being Republicans.
Interesting though is after each disaster since, the President has called the governors offersing assistance from FEMA. Would you believe not one of them turned down the President’s help of aid?
Governor Christie of New Jersey almost lost support of the GOP for saying kind words about the President and the response of FEMA after SANDY hit the Jersey Shores. Today Republican Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma thanked the President and FEMA for their support and quick response as did the Mayor.
Many don’t like government involvement; I too think at times their is too much. But to those who think control should go back to the states, I ask the question, where would these states be today if they had to fund the clean-ups?
FEMA does a good job using taxpayer money. I know of only one screw-up with FEMA; that was Bush’s “Brownie” who screwed up the operation after Katrina.