Discussion in 'Current Events' started by RetiredGySgt, Sep 3, 2012.
Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark - Yahoo! News
Who is running the show?
My sister just got power back late yesterday. They were without electricity for a week. Her grandson that lives with her has asthma, the heat indexes were well over 100. She paid $750.00 for a generator Friday, the second to last one Home Depot had. She talked to FEMA yesterday and they told her they would only give her $600 for the generator and only because of the grandson with asthma. Nothing for the $100.00 worth of gas it took to run the generator for two days, about $500.00 total. If she had not bought the generator and a neighbor let her use a small window ac, he might well have ended up in the hospital.
She said FEMA was rude and she hopes everyone survives in spite of them. They have had at least one heat related death, what's it going to take to ensure more people don't die.
There is no reason for them not to have had power for a week, they didn't get flooded and most damage was from wind.
The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (FEMA) does not oversee the repair of the electricty grid, Sarge
Private sector, for-profit electricity companies do.
$600, she's lucky. I only got $250 from them for my generator after Wilma and we were without power for 2 weeks.
Oh, btw, tell her she's welcome for using my tax dollars to pay for her lack of electricity.
damn where are all these buy back generators? i would love to have one....i am looking at one that runs about $3,200......i would be hard pressed to buy it...i can do without electric for a while....we have been weeks without electric due to snow storms and/or floods....you could make a nice little bit of coin buying generators back....for 10% more than fema would pay...and reselling them...but now i am curious where are all these buy back generators?
They don't buy them back, they just give you moola to alleviate your out of pocket costs.
Power companies cut back their labor forces years ago.
The no power is a corporate thing not a govt thing.
and think got the future yearned for by right wingers.
Smaller govt means smaller FEMA and such as well.
What is all this? I had to buy my own generators no one helped me buy them.
You should have gone home and called 211.
She has an asthmatic child living with her (did you miss that?), she's been out of work since April, I guess you'd rather he just die.
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