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Gov't Shutdown and Hurricanes

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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With Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf, I'm wondering what would happen if the TS turned into a strong hurricane (Gulf waters are warm, afterall) and say the next Katrina hits the gulf coast.

Will those people not get any help?  FEMA?  Nothing?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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Ivsleep
by Bronze Member on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:50 PM

FEMA will continue to operate regardless of the shutdown.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:53 PM
FEMA will still provide aid. I'm in the cone & they keep saying that. This is only gonna be a Cat 1, not even comparable to Katrina.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM
It will not be even close to the caliber Katrina was. It might do some damage but there wouldnt be mass destruction like Katrina.

But yes FEMA will still help out people.
Liastele
by Lauren on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Noaa.gov is shut down, so uh, the tropical storm should go away. Yup.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Not sure. We are on the gulf coast, too. We are in Biloxi, MS. Im not too worried at this point. We have a good hurricane kit and an emergency fund we could use if we evacuated.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM
The state will have to fund it. Just like what is happening here in Colorado after the floods. The state had to take over paying for everything.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Oct. 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM

I know it's not comparable, but just wondering what would happen if it did.

Quoting Anonymous:

FEMA will still provide aid. I'm in the cone & they keep saying that. This is only gonna be a Cat 1, not even comparable to Katrina.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Honestly, probably the same thing. Especially here on the "land mass" between Louisiana & Alabama :/

Quoting Anonymous:

I know it's not comparable, but just wondering what would happen if it did.

Quoting Anonymous:

FEMA will still provide aid. I'm in the cone & they keep saying that. This is only gonna be a Cat 1, not even comparable to Katrina.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Where are you OP? Im the other poster from MS. If youre on FB, you should follow "louisiana hurricane center" and "mikes weather page." they are updating frequently and give better info than the local news. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM
The Army Core of Engineers First Responders are being deployed now in anticipation.
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