October 26, 2007

How Low Can FEMA Go?

A good question since they keep lowering the bar of responsibility, even just basic "getting A job (any job) done before too many people die, lose their homes and belongings, .... It's time to put on the happy helmet, people!
FEMA Meets the Press, Which Happens to Be . . . FEMA
By Al Kamen
Washington Post, Friday, October 26, 2007
FEMA has truly learned the lessons of Katrina. Even its handling of the media has improved dramatically. For example, as the California wildfires raged Tuesday, Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson, the deputy administrator, had a 1 p.m. news briefing.
Reporters were given only 15 minutes' notice of the briefing, making it unlikely many could show up at FEMA's Southwest D.C. offices.

"Are you happy with FEMA's response so far?" a reporter asked. Another asked about "lessons learned from Katrina."
"I'm very happy with FEMA's response so far," Johnson said, hailing "a very smoothly, very efficiently performing team."

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