09/22/2005: Those Under-Water and...
...Under-Utilized School Buses in NOLA:
Think progress has posted The Truth About the Buses:
"On the day of the storm, or perhaps the day after, FEMA turned down the state’s suggestion to use school buses because they are not air conditioned, Blanco said Friday in an interview. [Baton Rouge Advocate, 9/18/05]"
And the smarter than the FEMA's cotterie of "Brownie's You're Doing a Heck 'of a Job" Incompetents - Are using a different Strategy in TX:
"Government officials eager to show they had learned their lessons from the sluggish response to Katrina sent in hundreds of buses to evacuate the poor. An Army general in Texas was told to be ready to assume control of a military task force in Rita’s wake. [AP, 9/22/05]
But there is a problem...the traffic is so backed up, by 14 hours or more, people are in danger of running out of gas and have no where, stuck in the lines of evacuating vehicles, to use "facilities" for either a restroom break or to refill their emptying tanks.
Some evacuation. :-(
Karen on 09.22.05 @ 03:58 PM CST