Take Two for October 31, 2012

Will FEMA's swift response to Sandy redeem its tarnished image?

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

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Timothy Henggeler, Logistics Specialist with FEMA speaks with New York guard members at Republic Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York. The storm has claimed at least a few dozen lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. U.S. President Barack Obama has declared the situation a "major disaster" for large areas of the U.S. east coast, including New York City.

As the East Coast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie praised the federal government’s response.  For that, he can thank the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, the same organization that just 7 years ago was lambasted for it's underwhelming, slow response to Hurricane Katrina.

Has FEMA risen from the ashes? 


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