Sunday, April 20, 2008

FEMA tries to bask in Chicago earthquake glory

I can't believe this! This earthquake has been such the talk of the town in Chicago. Even my sister from Chicago called me to say how all shook up she was! A lot of Chicago is built on pure swamp crap, so they had tremendous amplifications. I wonder what will happen if a real earthquake hit?

Anyway, after totally ignoring this fart of an earthquake, there must have so much political fuss that FEMA had to climb out from under its rock. Good for them! Glad to know they're on the job, in case this earthquake developed gangrene, or something!


Anonymous said...

FEMA's take on the situation:

FEMA Closely Monitoring Midwest Earthquake and Aftershocks
Release Date: April 18, 2008
Release Number: FNF-08-037

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with state and local officials to identify the potential need for federal assistance as a result of the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that struck near Mt. Carmel, Ill., this morning. FEMA also is working closely with its federal partners to support the efforts of state and local emergency managers in the affected states as needed.

FEMA continues to monitor the effects of the earthquake and its aftershocks. Citizens in the impacted area should be prepared for certain hazards and possible evacuations in the event their homes or businesses are damaged and unsafe for reentry. Residents should listen for emergency messages from state and local officials and be cautious driving through the area as roads and buildings may have sustained damage from the temblor. Individuals not immediately in the impacted area avoid entering the impacted area if possible. For more information on what citizens can do to protect themselves and others following an earthquake...
For more details, click on the following link:

Harold Asmis said...

I just thought their press release was rather superfluous and late.