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Re: Katrina emergency response

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Harold Sprague wrote:

There are a few things that should be considered in gauging the response to date.

1.  FEMA Urban Search and Rescue are considered first responders.

No.

FEMA and the Feds are BY DESIGN meant to mobilize no sooner than 72 hours after the disaster strikes.

Anyone who thinks that bloated, bureaucratic nightmare can mobilize any faster than that is smokin' something.

FIRST RESPONDERS ARE ALWAYS LOCAL AGENCIES! THEY HAVE TO BE: THEY'RE LOCAL!

Is that REALLY that hard to understand?

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