Wonky Muse
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August 10, 2006

A Year Later...

and Katrina victims still have no homes, not even trailers:

Nearly 1,200 St. Bernard Parish families are still waiting to get into trailers that sit locked on their home sites but need utilities or other services; another 400 families waiting for trailers have none at all, FEMA said.

[...]

Meanwhile, other people in the parish and region say they're having trouble getting rid of trailers they no longer need.
Remember how wingnuts were popping veins about those yellow buses during the height of Katrina? Well, FEMA has hundreds of fully furnished trailers baking in the sun, empty and unused while people are this close to living on the street.

And if you think things can't get any worse, take note that this year's hurricane season has already started.

Meanwhile, it's an early Christmas for contractors, courtesy of FEMA:

Four no-bid contracts awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house Hurricane Katrina evacuees have ballooned in value from $400 million to about $3.4 billion, prompting renewed scrutiny from Congress and federal auditors about the disaster agency's management of the aftermath of the storm.
Behold a government in the hands of Republicans who want to drown it in a bathtub. Of course, Katrina made that unnecessary.

And these people are supposed to protect us from terr-ists. Sleep well, America.

Image: Reuters/Lee Celano

posted at 11:03 PM by Wonky Muse

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