What are we waiting for…?

I have heard a lot of complaints about how the New Orleans disaster is being handled. I have also heard about how this situation was predicted, and how there were no good plans in place to help after the fact. I know that the situation is more complicated than we can see from a distance, but it is frustrating when you see several states offering assistance, but no one is taking them up on it. Mayor Franklin says that Georgia has had teams ready to go and assist since Tuesday and has been offering….. she states:

“I’m not really sure what we’re waiting for. Are we waiting for everyone to die or are we serious about an evacuation?”

[Source: 11Alive]

I want to give them [The people in charge] the benefit of a doubt… but isn’t every mistake costing lives? Should they not have jumped at all the offers of help from all the surrounding states? Am I crazy, or am I missing something? Can anyone out there shed some light on this?

1 Comment so far

  1. Briam (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2005 @ 6:06 pm

    I just listened to a speech from the New Orleans Mayor given this afternoon. Very impacting: http://tinyurl.com/droec [New York Times]

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