Louisiana Firefighters Upset Over Gustav Evacuations:
ELMWOOD, La. --
Some Jefferson Parish firefighters complained Wednesday that emergency planners failed them during Hurricane Gustav.
The first responders said they were bused to government buildings and hospitals without basic necessities.
"Our emergency managers have failed," said Bob Burkett, president of the Jefferson Parish Firefighters Association. "Once again, we were faced with no food, no water, no ice, no accommodations for our people," Burkett said. "Our people were evacuated to local area hospitals and were basically shown a spot on the floor: No cots, no showers, no reasonable accommodations."
Maybe someone could clarify a few things for me:
1. Just WHAT is a MANDATORY EVACUATION...with regard to the PUBLIC?
2. What if a citizen refuses to evacuate his castle?
3. Will they be hauled off to jail, maybe beaten with a short length of old booster hose, or maybe even shot by the SWAT team? :eek:
This phrase gets thrown around a bit too often lately, especially when the "wiz-kids" [using their comupter] to predict weather events. One never heard this phrase a few years ago, and somehow...we survived a whole bunch a real messes. :confused: