FEMA runs out of water, solicits bids from private sector.

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    It seems FEMA didn't have enough supplies on hand to give everyone water, much less food, despite the fact that they had lots of notice, and actually prepositioned supplies. They just finished asking for bids for those supplies on Friday. For those of us that actually understand the federal government, this is about as surprising as the sun rising in the East.

    For those who think Obama personally flew down and saved the day, did he forget that people need water?

    For 336thF15E, neener neener.
     
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    Go Mitt Romney!
     
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    this I do not understand. Why were bids not asked for when they knew the storm was gonna hit?
     
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    It is the government.
     
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    He should have sent the trailers Bush paid his friends to make. Except for the carcinogenic formaldehyde, they were perfectly "safe". I'm sure Mitt thinks they are "fine" for the "little people". Mitt thinks the "little people" eat "food from cans". I'm sure he's OK with them "living in cans".
     
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    The solution is obvious: FEMA needs more money!
     
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    What I don't understand is why there aren't warehouses full of emergency water supplies already positioned throughout the country.

    Water is absolutely essential for life. An adult human being can survive for weeks without food, but only three days without water -- then your kidneys shut down and you die. 1/2 gallon per day is the recommended minimum for drinking and hydration.

    Disaster can strike anywhere, and in most cases there is little to no warning. Having sufficient water supplies on hand is the single most important thing a government can do to save lives in the aftermath of any major disaster, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, or storms.

    Since we cannot rely on the government to save us in every disaster, it's wise for all families to have a month's worth of clean water stored, plus a water filter or water purifying tablets to last another month -- more if you live on the West coast, which is way overdue for a major earthquake (9+ Richter "Subduction Zone Event").

    We live on the West Coast, so we have water stored at our inland house plus water and portable filters in our vehicles as well as other emergency supplies like comfortable walking shoes, backpack, food, and sleeping bags.

    What kinds of preparations have all of YOU made?

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    All I hear is the tremendous job Obama did cleaning up the mess made by Sandy.
     
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    "November 3: There have been recent blog posts and social media traffic expressing that FEMA is out of bottled water.* This is FALSE.* We are providing water to our state partners for distribution."
    Hurricane Sandy | FEMA.gov

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