52 Hours After The Quake, 100 FEMA Experts Take A Chartered Jet In

Wed 18 October 2006

tags: Hawaii

I wasn't going to criticize FEMA for spending \$400K flying in a response to the quake. Post-Katrina, I was certainly expecting to see some highly visible Federal presence here. But it turns out that they flew 100 experts, including hazmat teams and smokejumpers, more than 2 days after the quake hit, when it was quite clear by that time that we didn't have a crisis.

I hope they're enjoying what is, even by Hawaiian standards, some beautiful weather.

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