DH-Aug 30th 1997 Josiah - 6/3/02 Isaac 7/31/03
I don't have TV as such in our home, but I have seen on cnn.com many videos of those in need complaining. I feel their pain. I would say that there is likely a system of triage. I don't mean that each person isn't important, but that some are better off than others. Cutting trees down has a lower priority than not having electricity, having no food, being cold, wet, in danger of injury from the elements. I know with more winds, damages and loss can absolutely come. But save people who are still lost and unaccounted for vs tree cutting?? Seems like the community has to do their part as well, and I do really see that happening too. Everyone's pitching in and doing what needs to be done on all sorts of levels. Of course no effort could be perfect because it's only all good when it's all gone. So I don't really see a need to create more negativity. Efforts are underway and I think people feel that.
I don't equate outrage as a reflection of anything other than outrage. Outrage does nothing but create more negative feelings. I think people in difficulty need more positive energy. Outrage can spark more chaos and crime, from feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and maybe a need to take the law in their own hands and handle things. I don't really think anything GOOD can come out of it. I am not sure why this debate exists because of lack of it. Why would we want it?
There are many similarities between Katrina and Sandy, the monetary damage is more with Katrina as was the incredible numbers of loss of life. There is no comparison in this way. There were more days that passed by after the storm passed that the president didn't visit LA. You can look over the similarities and dissimilarities here: REF
What I am saying is that it in no way compares to the horrific suffering that Katrina brought.
Government may pick up hotel tab for 34,000 Sandy victims - Yahoo! News
As for military actually being on site to help, if you just google government help for sandy, you get tons of pics of airmen and national guard and army all helping and doing what they can.
I'm not exactly sure what you want here... goverment could not have stopped the trees from falling or the wind from blowing... the criticism for bush was on response after, not the devastation of the storm while it happened.
It is almost as if some people would like to make issues that are not there. I think the media isnt making outrage because there is nothing to be outraged about here.
People picked on Bush a lot because he was such an easy target with all of his mishaps, misquotes, and misunderstandings. It is easy to hone in on a person who is such a spectacle by himself.
He might have had some good qualities but they were overshadowed by all of his other teally bad ones.
I think that there is just no issues but they are looking for one.
What else could they do, it was declared a disaster area almost immediately. FEMA was already there and ready to roll. They had 1500 workers out the day after.
It's hard to be perfect when concerning the weather. Up until very close to when the storm hit it was supposed to hit New England much harder and it turned. We were very well prepared here because models showed that we were supposed to get what NY and NJ got and we didn't. Local crews had shelters ready, out of area electric and gas crew members were set up. Even here in Mass. local electric companies were pulling others in and staffing appropriately to respond to outages ASAP.
Most agencies are declaringtheir response to be a good response.