Why were trapped survivors of Hurricane Michael left to die?

18 10 2018

Volunteers searching for 1,135 people in Florida: Authorities say it will still take weeks to repair downed lines to reconnect customers
“VOLUNTEERS”?? How about paid professionals looking 24/7?

 

In small inland town of Fountain, Florida this man says no one bothered to come through his community to check if people were alive for 5 days.

FEMA just spent a fortune on the simulated hurricane Cora exercise – and they have a budget of 13 billion. Where is FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force? Why are they using “volunteers”? The Urban Search and Rescue Task Force has fancy stuff like “seismic listening devices (Delsar)” so deploy it already.

This item from the Georgia National Guard describes them stumbling across a survivor … but they weren’t even looking for survivors, they were delivering supplies. In that case it looks like no one was looking. Again that man had been not-looked-for for a week(!).

The Florida National Guard should be equipped to search at night. Their (defunct) website shows all the “stuff” they have. The trapped people should have been rescued by now. They seem to be tasked with clearing roads and distributing vital supplies. “He [David Passey, FEMA spokesman] said in the short term, the goal is to “get the debris removed from the area so emergency food and water can get in and the local supply chain – grocery stores, hardware stores – can get back in and do their thing.”

The efforts described in this Oct. 12 news report describe all big agencies rushing to look for survivors, using drones and helicopters etc. But that commitment seems short lived according to interviews with residents. This picture from Oct. 11 shows National Guard working after dark.

The hashtag “AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere” touted on the National Guard twitter feed has no entries after 2017. Sounds more like #MaybeReadyThereLastYear.

With so many thousands made homeless across the southeast by hurricanes Michael and Florence and their tropical storm tails we will be following the  desperation increase and the action/inaction taken by all-in-one agencies like FEMA.

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ALSO – Hurricane Florence – We are watching FEMA head, Brock Long

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18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

The end of this article says only 1 person remains missing in Mexico Beach …
Powerless victims of Hurricane Michael now suffer looting
http://www.onlineathens.com/entertainmentlife/20181017/powerless-victims-of-hurricane-michael-now-suffer-looting

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18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force is being used to look for people says this article ….
‘So much is just gone’: Mexico Beach residents return to devastated homes as Hurricane Michael death toll climbs
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/so-much-just-gone-mexico-beach-residents-return-devastated-homes-n920846

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18 10 2018
miningawareness

How many tourists didn’t get out, I wonder?

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18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

I think they left early since there was warning plus airports announced closure in advance.

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18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

“News outlets, such as Miami Herald, that thousands of people have been reported missing to local authorities, Red Cross and the state. The nationwide death toll has risen over 25, according to CNN.

Seminole County Emergency Management Director, Alan Harris told the state Emergency Operations Center during its briefing that so far, the state was avoiding setting up a temporary mortuary.”
from –
https://theminaretonline.com/2018/10/18/living-in-the-aftermath-of-hurricane-michael/

“hospitals have had to turn people away due to overcapacity,”

the worst areas sound awful according to these news accounts ….
what will these people do who cannot return to their homes?

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18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

this 5 day old news account says tabulating the missing/found people is hampered by massive electric outages and cell phone service outages….
http://live.att.net/news/read/category/news/article/fox_news-thousands_of_people_missing_after_hurricane_michae-rfoxnews

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18 10 2018
miningawareness

Remember they took money from FEMA to house illegal immigrants at a huge cost – I forget what it is, at least $120 per night and you know they aren’t going to be in a nice hotel and the contractors making a killing. Don’t know what they couldn’t house Americans instead.

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18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Spending money every which way except on housing needs of the hurricane victims.
Leading newspapers are quickly dropping the topic of the newly homeless …but there must be armies of them clustering around.
And they say some towns cannot be returned to … so that’s who towns displaced

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18 10 2018
miningawareness

They are legally letting in around one million people per year and making almost that many citizens. The majority are Asian and have no business coming and taking jobs away from Americans. They get affirmative action, Small business funding and set asides too, for minorities, even though Asia is 60% of the world population. That and the storms and they wonder why a housing shortage.

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18 10 2018
18 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

I think due to post offices wrecked (absentee ballots are sent by mail) …. lots of confusion about election in the hard hit areas.

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20 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

Florida tourism agency plans $9M marketing push to counter Hurricane Michael
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-hurricane-michael-ad-campaign-20181020-story.html
How about 9 million for some damn homes for the wandering, homeless Floridians who are NOT tourists?

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20 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish

here’s another report on fatalities from Michael…
Victims IDed as Hurricane Michael recovery effort drags on
https://www.wptv.com/news/national/victims-ided-as-hurricane-michael-recovery-effort-drags-on

….. all of these types of news stories omit how many missing persons there are in the affected states from Michael and Florence.

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24 10 2018
flyingcuttlefish
31 10 2018
Is FEMA Non-Response to N. Florida Hurricane so Cabal can Reap Casino & Real Estate Profits? | flying cuttlefish picayune

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