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The truckload is apparently the first containing parts of over $85 million dollars of materials that have been sitting in a FEMA warehouse since, oh, ’bout 2006. Many Americans became aware of the “lost” materials last month after a CNN-led investigation unveiled that the materials had been deemed “surplus” and were being given away to other government agencies.
From Final Call:
James McIntyre, FEMA’s press secretary, stated in an email to CNN that storage fees were costing FEMA more than $1 million a year and another agency wanted the warehouses torn down. “We needed to vacate them,” he wrote.
“Upon review of our assets and our need to continue to store them, we determined that they were excess to FEMA’s needs; therefore, they are being excessed from FEMA’s inventory,” Mr. McIntyre further wrote.
Maybe McIntyre just needed to work on his vocab. Cuz’ where I’m from, “excess” implies lack of need. Or maybe that means that Louisiana DIDN’T HAVE ANY MORE NEED AND ALL OF THE PROBLEMS FROM KATRINA HAD TOTALLY BEEN SOLVED AND JUST DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT IT!
Um… woo hoo, America?
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