fema is habitual underfunded and understaffed, which is curious considering how frequent is the controversies surrounding disaster relief in particular. am actual sympathizing with fema folks as they is constant complaining 'bout they is not receiving necessary support to do their job, but when disaster does strike they gotta project confidence and then inevitable shoulder blame. thankless.
water and food deliveries to puerto rico were the source o' major problems post maria… back when the death toll were still s'posed dozens. blame on puerto rico "government" is suspect as puerto rico infrastructure were fubar for some considerable 'mount o' time post maria. puerto rico needed fema aid in the first place 'cause they could not handle relief efforts w/o federal help. and is not as if the army or air force is making all deliveries o' the relief supplies and goods. for the most part, private contractors handle delivery and distribution efforts. the noteworthy maria controversies were how those private contractors failed and how fema failed to respond timely to those failures. "delivery" is a term o' art in business and might mean any number o' things. provide goods at the contractor warehouse? deliver to a specific location? leave on a runway far removed from anybody who might need or use the good? in time o' crisis, one expects such details would be worked out in an expedited fashion even if some nincompoop didn't get details straightened out ahead o' time.
can find literal dozens/hundreds o' such stories from maria alone.
fema has been gutted o' good people more than once and the new administration has done a poor job o' draining the swamp
fema didn't deliver water or food or repair power grid post maria. fema organized such efforts, and they did a poor job. one hopes recent lessons will encourage a more effective response. also, am knowing how sensitive the current president is to tv coverage, so unlike remote puerto rico, a mainland usa hurricane disaster will be getting 24/7 coverage from every major news organization. no doubt since fox and friends will be discussing relief efforts this time, the administration will devote more attention to keeping up with fema reports.
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