"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

You Call It Incompetence; I Call It Being Frugal With the Taxpayers' Money 

From Kos - here's what FEMA was telling Louisiana hurricane victims last Friday:
Residents of Louisiana who suffered damages and losses as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and/or Rita are reminded they must register for disaster assistance for each storm. Registering for aid for Hurricane Rita is separate from any past registration for Hurricane Katrina.

...and here's what FEMA was telling Louisiana hurricane victims on Monday:
Louisiana residents affected by one of the two hurricanes to hit the state this year are cautioned NOT to apply more than once for federal disaster assistance. Multiple applications will delay assistance.

Any questions?

Update: Upon re-reading these press releases, I am inclined to agree with Kos commenter Cixelsyd:
If you read very closely, they are not mutually exclusive of each other.

Those hit by one of the hurricanes but not the other: don't file duplicates

Those hit by both: file two separate applications

Confusing as all hell and incredibly stupid, but not in opposition to each other.




Be prepared for the next naming hurricane or find another one that's similar. As the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"!
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