"Shipments of food and water provided by the federal government... still had not arrived. Michael Chertoff, the secretary of Homeland Security, said it remained unclear when the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be able to begin distributing the aid, in part because Washington had originally expected state and local officials to take care of handing out the food."
And the TV is crowing how the damage isn't so bad!!!!
Do you need any more proof about what LIARS the AMERIKAN MSM is and the callous indifference of this government that LUUUUVVVS you so much that they will carry out false-flag terror attacks against their own people??
Also see: FEMA Seeks Immunity for Willful Negligence and Poisoning of Americans
"Massive effort rescues nearly 2,000 in Texas" by James C. McKinley Jr., New York Times News Service | September 15, 2008
HOUSTON - State officials mounted the largest rescue operation in Texas history yesterday, taking nearly 2,000 people by boat and helicopter out of flood-ravaged towns on the Texas coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. At the same time, millions of others coped without electricity and faced shortages of food, water, and gasoline.
Leaders in the hardest-hit communities along the coast and on Galveston Bay - increasingly desperate at the lack of basic supplies and utilities - warned it could be weeks before the 1.2 million residents who fled inland could return home.
The death toll from the storm rose to 27 people in eight states, the Associated Press reported. In Galveston, the city manager, Steve LeBlanc, said that rescue workers had so far discovered three bodies in the flood that inundated the downtown, and that the toll may rise.
How come CUBA had 0?!!!
All along the coast were scenes of destruction: houses flattened, piers destroyed, boats tossed ashore, debris and rubble covering highways. Insurance companies and the state of Texas could be liable for up to $16 billion in damages, by some industry estimates.
Houston, the nation's fourth largest city and the center of its oil and gas industry, remained largely paralyzed by the storm. The downtown business district, its gleaming skyscrapers tattered by the winds, remained shuttered until further notice. City authorities warned residents to boil water, for fear of contamination. The city also imposed a weeklong curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. because most of the city had no power.
And yet the TV news (what little I saw) is saying everything is O.K, it could have been a lot worse. Yeah, readers, I am tired of the MSM shit shovel.
But a pernicious kind of damage, with deadly potential, was harder to see, officials said. The region was facing a secondary health emergency that follows a storm when there is no power, no water, and no functioning sewers.
Shipments of food and water provided by the federal government were being transported late yesterday to Reliant Stadium in Houston, but still had not arrived.
Of course not!!
Michael Chertoff, the secretary of Homeland Security, said it remained unclear when the Federal Emergency Management Agency would be able to begin distributing the aid, in part because Washington had originally expected state and local officials to take care of handing out the food.
Here we go again!!!!!
Asked if the change in plans had slowed the delivery, Chertoff said, "I don't think it is a question of a significant delay."
The hurricane destroyed several oil production platforms, federal officials said, but it was too soon to know how seriously it would affect oil and gas prices.
Yeah, on to the IMPORTANT THINGS -- like OIL!!! Screw the starving masses!!!
President Bush planned to travel to Texas, his home state, tomorrow to express sympathy and lend support to the storm's victims.
Yeah, whatever!! The great lying, mass-murdering, negligent "protector."
Police blocked off many streets in downtown Houston because they were covered with broken glass, downed trees, and lampposts. Traffic lights did not work in much of the city. Intersections were flooded, and flash floods blocked some highways.
Only a few gasoline stations and stores were open. People lined up outside the few grocery stores that opened up, most of which were powered by generators. While most of Houston escaped flooding, the tide of seawater pushed ahead of Hurricane Ike flooded the streets of several cities and towns near the Louisiana border.
Texas officials said the biggest challenge they faced was restoring electric power. Without it, oil refineries could not start up again, grocery stores cannot open, and water systems that depend on pumps will fail.
Notice how OIL is first and YOUR HEALTH last, Americans?
The remnants of Hurricane Ike swept into the Midwest yesterday with powerful winds and flooding that were being blamed for at least 12 deaths. Thousands have been evacuated and more than a million homes and businesses lost electrical power.
Cook County in Illinois was placed under a state of emergency as thigh-high water prompted dozens of boat rescues in Chicago.
And why would this take the cut:
Officials at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago said a record-breaking 100 billion gallons of rainwater had pummeled the city and suburbs over a 48-hour period.
I guess you wouldn't want the public to know Chicago is flooding out with a RECORD FLOOD while BUSH TAKES a VICTORY LAP in the MSM, huh, Americans?
Gotta love that propaganda press, don't you?