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i hope it gets better soon
Oh my goodness! Where's FEMA? I don't want to make light of
bad weather and its effects, but the military is going to get a bit tired responding to every flood aren't they? What kind of precedent was set in NO?
National Guard already here.
My wife works in Keene and saw them this morning.
Actually, the state is pretty well equipped to handle this kind of emergency. Dams seem to be holding, even though more rain is on the way. There will be lots of riad and bridge repair including one bridge that was under construction that washed away.
Casualties very low so far.
It's actually their job to respond, not FEMAs
It's actually the job of the national guard to respond to local/state emergencies. FEMA doesn't play a role until the govenor asks for the government's help and, as far as I know, Gov. Lynch hasn't done that yet. Precedence in NO has nothing to do with it.
You can read more about the guard's role at http://nharmyguard.com/public/missionRoles.html
We deal with flooding in various parts of the state every spring, fall and winter. I'm not making light of it either - my neighbor's parents live over there.
And two or three months from now, I could be posting pictures from the Seacoast NH area due to winter storms. My parents have been stranded away from their house during winter storms before due to roads flooding or washing out and probably will again. They've been without power for 3 or 4 days at times (fortunately, dad has a generator and plenty of gas cans).
I don't mean to sound crass because the deaths caused by the rain and floods are tragic, but so were the deaths caused by rip tides at the beach this summer. It's mother nature and you don't mess with her. All you can do is respect her and get out of her way when she's pissed off.
Welcome to Speakeasy, Gail
Welcome Gail! I hope you caught a bit of
tongue in cheek in my post. I do wonder though how big the NO can of worms is going to prove to be. The 82nd Airborne is going to worn to a frazzle if they have to respond to domestic problems.
(NT) Stay dry, and hope it all works out, EdH!