Re: It is quite possable Bush has likely done more damage to the
Republican Party in the South than Lincoln
bcs1 at spamcop.net
Sun Sep 11 00:09:46 EDT 2005
"Miss Betsy" <nobody at devnull.spamcop.net> wrote in message
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> "Bcs1" <bcs1 at spamcop.net> wrote in message
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>> well about 13 or 14 years ago, three tornados hit Petersburg
> Indiana within
>> about a 15-45 min period of time.
>> (they also went northeast through woods, and a few other
>> well at least the one BIG one did, the others just petered out)
>> fema didn't get there for 4 or 6 days,
> But the local Red Cross was there within a couple of hours with
> food and drink for the first responders and had a shelter set up
> (in the part I know about). The next day the Baptists had a kitchen
> and the next day the ARC had ERV's
actually set your timetable out 1 day and you're right, the tornados
happened just a little before dark (we sat in the front yard of my place
about 10 miles away in "cato" and watched them go thru,) and it was the next
morning, about 8 or 9:00 am -ish that those of us who had pickup trucks
(that could pull trees out of the road) got enough roads open to do
anything, eheh in fact i had a lincolon arc welder in the back of my truck,
and an oxy/cetelene rig in there that made my 3/4 ton ford truck weigh twice
what it did empty, and i spent a good 10 hours pulling trees off the road as
my truck was one of the few that could get enough traction to do something
other than spin tires.
> That is not counting the friends and families of the ones who were
> affected who pitched right in.
winslow VFD, pike county south and north VFD's and i believe Jasper VFD were
all there by midnight, no one from Petersburg proper could do much of
anything till we got the roads open, and a few on the people who were hurt
had to be carried over the trees to get them to an ambulance.
you know Miss Betsy, you NEVER cease to amaze me... in fact i would have
bet $ that no one here had ever even heard of Petersburg, much-less the
tornados that went through there.
> Part of the problem in New Orleans and to some extent in
> Mississippi is that the friends, families and neighbors were either
> in the same boat or too far away to give immediate help - including
> ARC volunteers and first responders like policemen and firemen. It
> is one thing to load up food at a site 10 miles from the disaster
> area and truck it in and another to ship it 50 - 100 miles for that
> many people without a lot of prior preparation - which may not be
> really feasible. Individuals need to be prepared, not only to
> weather a storm, but to be trained to help so that when it happens
> there is not confusion and wasted effort.
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