Comments for: FEMA: 85,000 applications, $19 million paid so far following Sandy destruction

Posted Nov. 02, 2012, at 8:35 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has paid out nearly $19 million so far to victims of Hurricane Sandy, primarily for temporary rentals or other housing. More than 85,000 people have applied for assistance, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said Friday. Fugate said the focus of FEMA’s efforts now, in …

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  • Anonymous

    this is the reason the federal gov’t. exists,and once again the federal gov’t. fails.this is obama’s katrina x 10. bloomburg is no better. the fact he even thought about having the marathon proves he is useless. he only cancelled it because of political pressure. the big gov’t. machine has no idea what it takes to really help people but they look good talking about it.we have so many assets that could have been deployed but the gov’t. waits for applications before they help.f#@$%ng pathetic. get in and feed ,cloth and house the victims

    • trisailer

       Do you know what government is? These disaster programs were created by intelligent people who knew that suffering could be avoided by preparing people and recovery could be quicker, restoring economic activity and minimizing long term effects. When I look at the thousands of people that were involved in this effort, I’m grateful for the intelligence and forward thinking of the leaders who created these programs and leaders like Obama and Christie and all of the people who’s efforts saved lives and reduced suffering. But, that’s just me. I like my fellow citizens.

      What do you like? I would really like to know because you seem to think that you are smarter than all of them.

    • Guest

      Sounds like people are being taken care of. You just want to repeat Romney’s silly talk.

      • Your to.foolish to respond to..you would nite get it anyway

        • Guest

          Foolishness is your best quality it appears. Your humor is bland.

  • Anonymous

    LOL…usesless propaganda

    FEMA is a joke and an absolute waste of taxpayer funds

    Our country existed just fine and dandy for the 204 years prior to the creation of FEMA and if it wasn’t for the moronic order of an equally moronic president named Carter, we’d be doing just as well without it now.

    Get the money back to the states who actually know how best to reach out and help their neighbors!

    • trisailer

       Ahh yes, the good old days when a storm like sandy would have killed thousands, wiped out whole cities and left people to starve. Do you seriously believe that Katrina could have been handled by the state of Louisiana? Do you enjoy seeing people suffer?

       

      • Are you that ignorant to think that years ago thousands would have been killed…no…they were smarter then..the.did not build on play sand right off the waters edge!

    • Anonymous

      Even Gov. Christie of New Jersey is accepting the money, with praise for Obama. Get real!

  • Guest

    This is going along much better than Katrina’s aftermath.

    • Duh ..area is nite 8-10ft below sea level! and to liberals…obama can part the water….wrong!

      • Guest

        derp

  • Anonymous

    They’ll cut FEMA before they cut subsidies to big oil — that’s disgusting and immoral.

    Vote Obama.

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