In her article, This Is America, 2005
Melanie at Just a Bump in the Beltway
made a reference to how much better Florida and Mississippi were treated by the Federal government following hurricanes in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons than Louisiana.
I want to disabuse anyone of that impression. Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Jeb Bush of Florida are Republicans and are suppressing the scope of Federal mismanagement.
Folks, I was here. When my personal cache ran out after a week, I got water and ice from the Bank of America, not a government agency at any level.
The Pensacola Beach Blog
just had a post, Little Matchstick Girls
, about the insurance problems and local governments can't finish the clean up from Ivan because FEMA can't make up its mind what it wants them to do.
MSNBC has a continuing feature on its web site, Raising From Ruin
, which focuses on the problems in Mississippi. In a recent entry you can read the story, Flabbergasting
, of a woman who was turned down for FEMA assistance because she didn't suffer enough damage. As the pictures with the article show, her house is gone, totally washed away, but according to FEMA she didn't have enough damage.
Just because the Republican governors don't talk about the incompetence of FEMA, doesn't mean that FEMA did their job, it means the governors have more loyalty to their party, than their people.