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Day 1014: NOLA All Set For Hurricane Season!

Folks must leave their trailers by July 1st and New Orleans emergency connectivity having problems


Assessor Hell by nolareno

No, no, this isn’t a problem. To the contrary, it is a foolproof plan concocted by the architects of our recovery.  See, folks in trailers will be safe from any possible hurricanes and flooding because they will still be standing in line at City Hall on November 1st, waiting to prove that their homes are as yet unlivable thanks to the scarcity of reliable contractors and loads of time previously sacrificed to standing in line at City Hall to lower their erroneous home assessments and to get pieces of paper permitting intermittent progress on their respective properties. And they will be right there to get those NOLAReady messages, which will be yelled out over a generator-powered PA system instead of texted to cellphones. All while the mayor is safe in his Dallas home.  Mission accomplished!

If you think the above scenario is absurd, how about the City’s decisions and ineptness that brought New Orleanians to this point?

4 comments… add one
  • Blair Tyson June 6, 2008, 3:39 PM

    While in Florida last month the news was that FEMA would be using the same type of (formaldehyde loaded) trailers if the area was hit by a major disruption.

    Perhaps the people of NOLA could create a handbook of instructions for interfacing with FEMA.

  • liprap June 6, 2008, 7:09 PM

    “Perhaps the people of NOLA could create a handbook of instructions for interfacing with FEMA.”

    I’ll give you a handbook for dealing with FEMA. Throw THE book at ’em again and again and again until they see how important disaster preparedness and ACTUAL HELP for the distressed are. And, if that doesn’t work, make a trailer kebab and arc-weld the FEMA muckety-mucks inside it until they scream for mercy.

  • Blair Tyson June 7, 2008, 6:47 AM

    liprap, but how do you REALLY feel?

  • liprap June 7, 2008, 7:56 AM

    8-), Blair.

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