Utahns to join relief efforts

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  • Anonymous
    Aug. 28, 2008 10:15 a.m.

    Like "book marks" between the two, Texas and Florida are not out of the woods on these 2 hurricanes yet, let's hope help is here and on the way as well, so we to won't get a bunch of non-help Katrina-style chaos as well. Don't count your chickens before they hatch. WHEN WILL THESE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS figure this out?.

  • GOOD 4 them Utahns however
    Aug. 28, 2008 8:21 a.m.

    Utahns to join relief efforts - I lived in Florida for the past 43 years, and I learned a lot about these hurricane's in that time, but what really troubles me here, is this "ready for help" story. To avoid a Katrina-style chaos again, the LDS Church was FIRST to respond, followed some 2 weeks later with The Red Cross, than came in FEMA well afterward. NOW HEAR ME OUT HERE, all the thing's, item's food and bottled water and even ice, was DROPPED-OFF some 160 miles away from "ground zero per se", (that's a long way to walk to get help to.) About a year or longer later "after that fact", ALL THAT STUFF spoiled and was NEVER USED and went to the land-fill. NO ONE got a wiff of it, but the thought was there. I don't care where these hurricane's hit, it's like a broken record with "HELP" that is needed like RIGHT NOW, not months or years later. WHEN WILL THESE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS figure this out. You can't drive trucks through 20' deep of standing water, that stays there a long time, nor get to any shelter's either for that fact to help them.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder
    Aug. 28, 2008 8:15 a.m.

    I lived in Florida for the past 43 years, and I learned a lot about these hurricane's in that time, but what really troubles me here, is this "ready for help" story. To avoid a Katrina-style chaos again, the LDS Church was FIRST to respond, followed some 2 weeks later with The Red Cross, than came in FEMA well afterward. NOW HEAR ME OUT HERE, all the thing's, item's food and bottled water and even ice, was DROPPED-OFF some 160 miles away from "ground zero per se", (that's a long way to walk to get help to.) About a year or longer later "after that fact", ALL THAT STUFF spoiled and was NEVER USED and went to the land-fill. NO ONE got a wiff of it, but the thought was there. I don't care where these hurricane's hit, it's like a broken record with "HELP" that is needed like RIGHT NOT, not months or years later. WHEN WILL THESE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS figure this out. You can't drive trucks through 20' deep of standing water, that stays there a long time, nor get to any shelter's either for that fact to help them.