THIS is what American Carnage means. Just as FEMA failed to get help to NOLA after Katrina, so Trump and his team have dropped the ball after tornado storms ripped through the SouthEast this past Saturday and Sunday.
There are 20 people dead and communities devastated with some areas looking like what many call a war zone. Officials are begging Trump to send help TWO-THREE DAYS after the tornado storms. Make sure you spread this story.
Trump supporters need to see what voting for incompetent, anti-government Republicans gets them. No help when you need it. Republicans are about installing cronies and reaping profits for themselves and not about making sure Government works for the welfare of the people.
Officials Beg Trump to Send Help After Storms Kill 20 Across South
Desperate officials pleaded with President Donald Trump to send federal assistance Monday after at least 20 people were killed by storms and tornadoes that caused devastation authorities likened to the impact of a nuclear blast.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he had dispatched a letter to Trump pleading for help after four people were killed in his state. He said more 1,000 homes were damaged in Hattiesburg and surrounding Forrest County alone — 239 of which were obliterated.
In Dougherty County, Georgia, where four people were killed, county commission Chairman Chris Cohilas said Monday that he has been “begging FEMA for boots on the ground,” referring to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“I’m asking President Trump to cut through the red tape and get people on the damned ground here,” he said.
In addition to the 19 people confirmed to have died in central and south Georgia and in Mississippi, a 20th person was confirmed Monday to have been killed in northern Florida over the weekend.
THIS is what American Carnage looks like. Deadly tornados kill scores of people and wreak havoc on entire neighborhoods throughout multiple states and FEMA under Republicans fails to help in a timely manner. THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS.
For the record, FEMA under Obama had resources and personnel pre-positioned. A good example is their timely response to Hurricane Matthew which occurred Oct 9, 2016. At the following link, you see that things were ready to go same day:
FEMA also worked well under Clinton. For in depth reporting on FEMA/Bush/Katrina:
How the Bush Machine Destroyed America’s Emergency Response Agency
I guarantee you’ll learn more about the corruption that lead to NOLA’s Katrina disaster at Russ Baker’s site. He’s got a five-piece expose on how Bush and Republicans destroyed FEMA.
SEE UPDATE BELOW FOR OBAMA’S RESPONSE TO OKLAHOMA TORNADOS IN MAY 2013
In response to those pointing out hurricanes allow pre-positioning I post the following link to Obama’s response to Oklahoma tornados which occurred on May 20, 2013. From what I can tell from the FEMA website, resources/personnel had already flowed into the area by May 22nd at the latest.
As of this morning, FEMA has more than 400 personnel already on the ground supporting the response, including three national Urban Search and Rescue Teams, an Incident Management Assistance Team, as well as personnel focused on helping survivors register for and receive the federal assistance made available by the major disaster declaration signed by the President on Monday night. As of 2 a.m. this morning, more than 1,000 individuals affected by the tornadoes and severe weather in Oklahoma had registered for assistance with FEMA.