Camp FEMA Update: “We Feel Like We’re In a Concentration Camp”
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Though details are scarce and media coverage has been completely restricted by officials, stories of what victims of Hurricane Sandy are experiencing at the hands of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of the storm have begun to emerge.
The few available images from these so-called “tent cities” suggest that Camp FEMA isn’t all it’s cut out to be, with one resident using some choice words to describe how FEMA and the Red Cross have completely failed at their jobs.
…made an announcement that they were sending us to permanent structures up here that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent us to tent city. We got fucked.
Via The Daily Sheeple
In other such tent cities the conditions are about as bad as you can describe them; on the order of third-world refugee camp, or worse:
One reason: the information blackout. Outside of the tightly guarded community on Friday, word was spreading that the Department of Human Services would aim to move residents to the racetrack clubhouse on Saturday. The news came after photos of people bundled in blankets and parkas inside the tents circulated in the media.
But inside the tent city, which has room for thousands but was only sheltering a couple of hundred on Friday, no one had heard anything about a move – or about anything else. “They treat us like we’re prisoners,” says Ashley Sabol, 21, of Seaside Heights, New Jersey. “It’s bad to say, but we honestly feel like we’re in a concentration camp.“
Sabol, who is unemployed and whose rental home was washed away in the hurricane, remembers being woken up on Wednesday at the shelter she was staying in at Toms River High School. Conditions there were “actually fine,” said Sabol.
Sabol was told that she had half an hour to pack: everyone was getting shipped to hotels in Wildwood, New Jersey, where they would be able to re-acquaint themselves with showers, beds and a door.
Sabol and about 50 other people boarded a New Jersey Transit bus, which drove around, seemingly aimlessly, for hours. Worse, this week’s Nor’easter snow storm was gathering force, lashing the bus with wind and rain.
After four hours, the bus driver pulled into a dirt parking lot. The passengers were expecting a hotel with heat and maybe even a restaurant. Instead they saw a mini city of portable toilets and voluminous white tents with their flaps snapping in the wind. Inside, they got sheets, a rubbery pillow, a cot and one blanket.
There was no heat that night, and as temperatures dropped to freezing, people could start to see their breath. The gusts of wind blew snow and slush onto Sabol’s face as her cot was near the open tent flaps. She shivered. Her hands turned purple.
It has taken three days for the tents to get warm.
Access to the facilities has been restricted by armed guard. The same holds true for activities inside of the facilities, with guards posted around the clock.
The post-storm housing — a refugee camp on the grounds of the Monmouth Park racetrack – is in lockdown, with security guards at every door, including the showers.
No one is allowed to go anywhere without showing their I.D. Even to use the bathroom, “you have to show your badge,” said Amber Decamp, a 22-year-old whose rental was washed away in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.
The mini city has no cigarettes, no books, no magazines, no board games, no TVs, and no newspapers or radios. On Friday night, in front of the mess hall, which was serving fried chicken and out-of-the-box, just-add-water potatoes, a child was dancing and dancing — to nothing. “We’re starting to lose it,” said Decamp. “But we have nowhere else to go.”
In the aftermath of this disaster, as well as the Hurricane Katrina debacle, it should be clear where the government’s priorities are.
They’ll buy billions of rounds of ammunition and won’t hesitate to put 30,000 drones into the skies over America, but when it comes to helping Americans who have lost everything, they are woefully unprepared.
This begs the question, what happened to the hundreds of millions of emergency rations, emergency blankets and supplies that were supposedly regionalized by the Department of Homeland Security fully two years ago?
Their plan is to complete the supply of fifteen H.S. warehouses around the country in the next three months. Ms. Bylier is quoted as saying “we have worked hard the last six months to meet our local objectives.” She continued “the goals of Homeland Security are in sight.” It’s difficult to know if this is a good or bad omen. No comment was offered as to why this program has been given so much urgency at this time.
It’s nice to know we’re ready. But ready for What?
Yes, exactly. Ready for what?
This is a limited-scope disaster that the government and populace knew was coming. While tragic, the worst-case scenario here is perhaps 50,000 people who can be deemed refugees who have lost their homes and belongings. Additionally, another 250,000 required short-term assistance like food and water in the immediate aftermath.
If FEMA and DHS are incapable of dealing with an emergency that affects less than 1% of the US population simultaneously, what type of response should the American people reasonably expect in the event of a sustained wide-scale disaster?
What if the New Madrid Fault cracks and causes a high magnitude earthquake across a multi-state region?
What if a rogue dirty-bomb or nuclear attack forces the evacuation of numerous metropolitan areas all at once?
What if a Tsunami on the order of Sumatra in 2004 inundates the East or West coast?
What if a massive solar flare or hackers take down our power grid infrastructure leaving the nation without electricity for weeks or months at a time ?
In all of these scenarios tens of millions of Americans would essentially become refugees.
Given the abhorrent response by the organization upon which we have been told we can depend in an emergency, the after-effects would be nothing short of Apocalyptic. A die-off would start immediately after the collapse. Many would die within a month’s time due to lack of food, clean water and from the spread of disease. The rest will battle for resources as their failure to prepare will leave them with no other choice.
Here’s the lesson: HELP WILL NOT BE ON THE WAY.
It will be so bad, in fact, that people will be praying for shelter in a FEMA concentration camp.
Yet these dumb asses voted for Obama, and more government. At least we're hearing how the FEMA camps are, which we already knew.
what they done was pocket the money for all the FEMA shit. probably where all that ammo vanished to as well--
now that they may need it they say 'we sent it all to haiti" or some such BS--
rotten, thieves to the bone.
that camp at the Monmouth race track is about 25 minutes north of my NJ office, I know of several friends of clients that are shacked up in a large church in the Mt holly area same conditions. things are starting to get back to normal, but the area the folks mentioned in the above article where wiped out and are still closed off the entire coast line areas are restricted to access. the local supermarket opened sunday with limited food, the lot was packed line out the door. I went in today to get laundry detergent, we found a trunk with clothes that did get wet, the only real damage except for the roof shingles. the supermarket employee said it was bedlam in there on sunday and they are still not stocked, I am still buying my gas and food in Northeast Philly, there is odd & even gas rationing in affect still here
least we are in a home we own, next off too Mass for thanksgiving then to florida
If your a sheep I guess no one can expect any better - Quote It has taken three days for the tents to get warm. Source: Reuters - Access to the facilities has been restricted by armed guard. The same holds true for activities inside of the facilities, with guards posted around the clock. The post-storm housing — a refugee camp on the grounds of the Monmouth Park racetrack – is in lockdown, with security guards at every door, including the showers. No one is allowed to go anywhere without showing their I.D. Even to use the bathroom, Everyone needs a bug out plan that doesn't include our Government's help. You can be a Govt. subject or an independent Citizen that is prepared to take care of his or her own needs with out govt. help.
Nappy head got his photo op in N.J. then hit the campaign trail..
Other countries have a disaster, our Govt. sends every available U.S. Navy ship and our Military with American flags flying to kiss their ass.
Frig the red cross, their probably dining on lobster with the money like they did after 9/11.. They sent half the monies donated too L.A. offices.
Bill O on Fox nailed them and they came on his show to apologize..
Tents, frig tents.. Our Combat Engineers could put up temporary structures for those poor people in one damn day..
Good job Nappy. "It's Bush's fault."
Bring in the Military like you do for other countries to help the National Guard you friggen commie dick wad..
Hang in their Sprat.. My Bro on Long Island in not expecting power till Christmas..
during kat & after FEMA bought thousands of trailers and stored most of them in arkansas --most of the RV's never got to the storm area. they just stayed in a RV park for years.
a few people griped about fumes inside the trailers --the trailers were brand new and fumes from glue and paint were pretty strong.
all they had to do was open the fricking windows and let the air finish drying all the glue and paint--
a few of these got sold at auction but many more, probably most of um were crushed do to alleged "toxins"---
big governmenent waste--hell i think FEMA even got sued a few times over the fumes--
let the government manage anything is just asking for waste and fraud--:redchug:
I have long thought that the National Guard was a better agency for actual on the ground disaster response. They have the manpower, they have the equipment, and they have the training to deal with these incidents. State control of resources it seems to me would guarantee a rapid and proper response to local disasters.
4th id vet
I hanging, the gas rationing ended today, still lots of power line are down, tree still down, oceanfront is devestated, fishing has been halted casue all the sewer plants shut down and overflowed, the national guard has left this area but is in others. like I said the wife and I missed one bullet only to come back to America to get hit by another the re-elcetion of socialist/ commie fm
huuricane or not we are screwed the america we new and loved is coming to a end
Please do not misunderstand me.. God Bless the National Guard..
They are doing the best they can, but just seem to be continually overwhelmed, when our country and citizens need help..
Americans sleeping in cold tents, give me a friggen break...
Let a disaster happen in bum f$%k ching chow land and our entire Military is on the way to help..
Make sure the American flag is flying and U.S.A is stamped on every package to kiss their ass. They still hate us..
They tore Bush a new A hole, for his handling of the Katrina disaster.
Nappy got his photo op in N.J., then split.. See yah, good luck..
American first, screw them all.. Kiss their ass in Ching Chow..
Their still going to hate us even if we send them gold bricks..
Good job Nappy, you friggen commie dirt bag..
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