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Iowa Floods As Devastating As Katrina ?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 16, 2008.

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  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Looking at the pictures it seems that the floods going on in Iowa seem to be as devastating as Katrina and once again it does not seem like there is a lot of federal help.

    You would have thought after Katrina that FEMA would have gotten their act together.
     
  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Boom, c'mon dude. Read your stuff before posting, OK?
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devistating Than Katrina ?

    The feds are there but, as funny as this sounds, there really isn't a lot for them to do right now.

    Locals are pretty much handling the problem until the water goes down and people can go in and assess the damage.
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    What's the difference from Katrina then - more advance notice maybe for better planning ?
     
  5. Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    Are you saying people in New Orleans were lazy for not sandbagging the levees there? Dude, that's messed up.
     
  6. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    No, that's not what he's saying.
     
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    Advance notice, plus we've been through this before. A lot of the lessons learned in 1993 have paid off here.

    Plus, the local and state governments have been pretty efficient. Iowa's governor has been pretty hands-on and has gotten help where it has needed to go _ he doesn't have the deer-in-the-headlights look Louisiana's governor did during the days before and after Katrina.

    The one thing I've found interesting is there's been no finger-pointing. No one's blaming the Corps of Engineers, nobody's blaming the war for lack of National Guard resources, Republicans and Democrats have kept their mouths shut. It hasn't turned political.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    Read his posts? Or his thread slugs? :D
     
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    Any Sean Penn sightings yet. He usually drives a row boat.
     
  10. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    No Sean Penn. No Spike Lee making a documentary. No celebs.
     
  11. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    George Bush hates black people.
     
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Re: Iowa Floods As Devastating Than Katrina ?

    And white people too, apparently. This IS Iowa we're talking about.
     
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