It’s a good time to ponder if you think that the federal government should be available to help out in these kinds of disasters. Depending on the outcome of this election, it may not be next time.
People are screaming…where’s the help? Some didn't learn from what they saw in Katrina. Maybe they didn't want to pay attention to something horrible that was happening to someone else. Some probably even thought that those southerner’s were sooo dumb not to leave New Orleans when they were warned to leave. It’s just human nature to want to protect all that you have. It’s human nature to think…it probably won’t be as bad as they are trying to make it out. Nothing wrong or abnormal about that.
Things are unfolding exactly as they usual do after this kind of disaster. It takes a good week for the federal government and other resources to get in to start to help. Even though I bitched about being stuck at the jail for 8 days, I was effing lucky that I had that option because it would have been impossible to have what I needed before that time. Of course I would have been a good distance out of town if I wasn't required to stay behind for my job. Most everyone did leave when they called for the evacuation for Rita but that was because we had the advantage of just having watched what happened in Katrina.
I'll just bet that there will be some who think they did it all alone and never got any help from the government who will be happy to get some help from "big daddy".