FEMA failed to have any meaningful supplies of bottled water -- or any other supplies, for that matter -- stored in nearby facilities as it had proclaimed it would on its website. This was the case despite several days advance warning of the impending storm.
FEMA only began to solicit bids for vendors to provide bottled water for distribution to Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, sending out a solicitation request for 2.3 million gallons of bottled water at the FedBizOpps.gov website. Bidding closed at 4:30 pm eastern.
And your statement that Romney running for President "should have thought it out better" is not the same that the current President should have had someone in position who would thought to have the water in a better spot isn't the same because the president is your guy.
Where this information come from is immaterial... it's the action comparing the two. Your "my guy is better" than "your guy" is pathetic at best.
And you know that the water pre-positioned would not had worked, is a guess only....
Last edited by Retired Ramp Guy; 11-04-2012 at 09:10 AM.
Snow is expected in the affected areas this week.
My children are my legacy.
Right from the horse's mouth, again.“We are not asking for material donations,” said Laura Steinmetz, spokeswoman for the South Jersey Region of the organization. “Financial donations allow us to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of the people in a disaster. It’s far more expensive for us to receive the donated goods, sort them, warehouse them and transport them. So our financial donations are much more cost effective.”
“We’ve always done that with all our disasters,” she said. “It’s the quickest, most efficient way to get what the people need. It’s not that we’re turning down or turning away a donation. We’re just trying to direct it in the most cost effective way.”
The Red Cross website also promotes financial contributions and discourages donations of supplies saying the latter “impedes the valuable resources of money, time and personnel.”
"Retired NYPD cop Michael Dyer became just one more example of New Yorkers’ altruistic spirit, driving a truck packed with 300 blankets from his home in Omaha, Neb., Saturday night to the city’s needy yesterday."
Romney and Ryan seemed to be fish out of water in the soup kitchen and the 'set up' donation/rally.
Nice job spinning this into politics instead of the charitable acts that they are. I don't even see Obama doing this sort of thing, so you've really lowered the bar.
Odd, seems like it's just your size.
Your beady little eyes deceived you.
Meanwhile these people are freezing and starving to death. Might be a good thing, did NY not vote for Bobo? Now if Broward and Miami counties would get wiped out by a hurricane........... :shrug:
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