I do think the local gov’t could have done more. After all, it was there job to take care of it’s residents. Federal gov’t help is the last resort.
At this point my thoughts are with the refugees. People who had neither insurance, transport nor money for hotels before the evacuation now have no money, home or job either. Many will have to rely on foreign and domestic charity for years to come. Many will have mental and physical health problems for the rest of their lives. Compared to this, ranting over who edited what post comes over as the whinings of a preening, self-absorbed c***; grow up people!
Please do not think these people had nothing. I have taken literally hundreds of claims from people who needed to file claims for MULTIPLE vehicles left in their driveways during the storm. How did they get out? By helicopter or boat. BEFORE the water began to rise they made a conscious decision to remain home. For what reasons, I’m sure they’ll all have something to proclaim, “I’ve been here for 50 years, I don’t have anywhere to go, If it’s my time to go, so be it!” I know the cost of gas was high, but with 4 or 5 vehicles parked in the front of your home, I’m sure a syphon could have been rigged to put a few gallons in ONE of the vehicles to take the refugees at least out of the area. Worrying about where they would live AFTER they were out of harms way.
I have been through quite a few TERRIBLE, BAD storms. That city KNEW the levys wouldn’t hold, and KNEW they needed to do something to repair them, or replace them. The people in the city were told about the city’s limitations. The people had about 2 days to decide to leave, and in the end - did NOT.