2012 The Big Picture
Interesting. At least the government is consistent.
When Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey the authorities also sent volunteers packing when they wanted to enter the state with truckloads of emergency supplies and were turned down because they didn’t have an official Bill of Lading. That’s the official reason.
They also sent electricians who came from as far away as Georgia packing, they SAID, because they weren’t union. That’s the official reason.
Does it sound to you like FEMA has the best interests of catastrophe victims at heart? That’s the government for you. It’s all about them. Obey their ridiculous orders or go to jail. No questions asked. They don’t give a rat’s ass about victims.
Help for Haitians after the crippling earthquake of 2010 was pathetic on the part of the government; likewise for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Volunteers were always the first on the scene; never the government, and the help provided by officials—or lack thereof—was appalling.
I’m sure they have some insane ‘official’ reason for turning away the help in Colorado, too. ~ BP
Private drone rescue team ordered by FEMA to shut down volunteer efforts
By JG Vibes
September 18, 2013
A volunteer group who was helping in the rescue efforts with the Colorado flood have been forced by FEMA to stop and go home. FEMA even threatened the group with arrest when they wanted to carry on their efforts anyway.