Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health

Change FEMA

Here's novel idea....Change the perception of what FEMA is supposed to be. Start putting the word out that FEMA is NOT there to provide people with emergency supplies before a disaster. Put the word out that FEMA is NOT responsible for their safety during and after a disaster. All of that is supposed to occur at the LOCAL level, and that includes homeowners taking responsibility for themselves. FEMA should also be there for short to perhaps medium term assistance and relief to individuals and businesses and perhaps to provide more substantial assistance to municipalities to rebuild infrastructure. FEMA is not responsible for the rebuilding of entire communities. Citizens as well as local and state governments are now expecting FEMA to take almost 100% care of them after a disaster. That is nonsense. .



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