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Disaster plan - The Federal Goverment

Federal Protective Service (FPS)

will show up to provide law enforcement and security services to all federally owned and leased facilities nationwide. FPS focuses directly on the interior security of the nation and the reduction of crimes and potential threats to federal facilities. They secure federal properties like courthouses, federal  office buildings, but not ordinary citizens.

FEMA's Disaster Registration


America's Vulnerable Cities - These articles are especially instructive, particularly as to the difficulties of evacuation.

BUT to do that on the website you must be JavaScript Enabled and use Internet Explorer version 6 or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or (TTY) 1-800-462-7585 to register." Fema Rap for Kids - no kidding!

Homeland Security Emergencies & Preparing America

Homeland Security National Response Plan

The NRP establishes policies, procedures, and mechanisms for proactive Federal response to catastrophic events. Implementation of Proactive Federal Response Protocols are for catastrophic events involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive weapons of mass destruction, or large magnitude earthquakes or other natural or technological disasters in or near heavily populated areas.

You will have Looters. Police will also loot and Scammers that are not real charities.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of  the Crime of Genocide Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General  Assembly on
9 December 1948.

FEMA - mapping and analysis center

Everyone needs to vote. Government policies have life and death consequences. This is about the real consequences of what governments do and do not do about their responsibilities. And we pay the price for  those policies. State and local officials do not think that have to plan because they assume FEMA is in charge, and FEMA doesn't think it has to be a first responder because that is not their mission. March 2003: FEMA is downgraded from a cabinet level position and folded into the Department of Homeland Security. Its mission is refocused on fighting acts of terrorism. FEMA's preparation and planning functions are reassigned to a new Office of Preparedness and Response. FEMA will henceforth focus only on response and recovery.
Remember, we don't have one government. We have 50 separate governments, and one federal government to help them interoperate. We can't solve every problem at the federal level. You have to be ready to save yourself and then help your neighbor.

"This American Life." public radio program source
FEMA Had Authority to Act, even without Emergency Declaration
William Nicholson, author of the books "Emergency Response and Emergency Management Law" and "Homeland Security Law and Policy" says that once the governor asks for help, and the president declares a state of emergency, the feds basically have the broad powers to do what's necessary. And, he says, even if the President hadn't declared a state of emergency, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Chertoff, could have acted. There's this whole newfangled way for him to take emergency powers under something called the National Response Plan. Nicholson: "Well, basically, the way it works is, the Secretary of Homeland security designates this as a catastrophic incident, and federal resources deploy to preset federal locations or staging areas, and, so they don't even have to have a local or state declaration in order to, uh, move forward with this."
Glass: In other words, it doesn't matter what the governor says, it doesn't matter what the local people say, basically, once that happens, they can just go ahead and do, what needs to be done to fix the problem.
Nicholson: That's correct. It's utterly clear that they had the authority to preposition assets and to significantly accelerate the federal response.
Glass: And they didn't need to wait for the state? Nicholson: They did *not* need to wait for the state.
According to the nations disaster response  plan, the Federal government could have activated special powers to  push their assets into affected areas without waiting for state requests.  This, despite administration claims that they were forced to follow the states lead.  (The powers were never invoked, needless to say.)

DHS failed to use catastrophe response plan in Katrina's wake By Chris Strohm
The Homeland Security Department did not use a plan for handling  catastrophes in its response to Hurricane Katrina, even though some  officials say that doing so could have saved lives and brought the  chaotic situation in New Orleans under control.
The department didn't activate a section of the National Response  Plan that deals specifically with responding to catastrophes, DHS  spokesman Russ Knocke confirmed this week. The section -- called the  Catastrophic Incident Annex -- is tucked deep within the 426-page  plan, which was published last December.
The Catastrophic Incident Annex, however, gives the federal  government special powers, including the ability to bypass state  governments. But Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff or one  of his designees has to approve use of the annex.
That was not done during Hurricane Katrina. Instead, the federal  government and state of Louisiana got caught up in negotiations over  what kind of federal assistance would be provided in the first few  days after the storm hit, while thousands of people were stranded in  New Orleans and others died in hospitals, nursing homes and their  houses.


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Southern California Earthquake Data Center
map of the region that features information on recent earthquakes in California and Nevada. Learn about the local faults and recent activity along each fault.

If you can it is a good idea to help get supplies listed below to volunteer organizations. Find Volunteer opportunities, displaced students, colleges taking students, charitable giving, animal rescue, missing persons, temporary housing, flood control, levee management, gas prices, environmental factors, news sites, maps and images, and much more. Donate Computers or get a free one.



A flood came and a man had to climb onto the roof of his house.   As the waters rose a neighbor in a rowboat appeared, and told him to get in. "No," replied the man on the roof, "the Lord will save me."  Then a firefighter appeared in a speedboat. "Climb in!" shouted the firefighter. "No," replied the man on the roof, "The Lord will save me." A helicopter appeared and the pilot shouted that he would lower a rope to the man on the roof. "No," replied the man on the roof, "the Lord will save me."   Eventually the man drowned and went to heaven, where he asked God why He hadn't helped him.   "I sent a neighbor, a firefighter, and helicopter," said God.  "What more do you want?"

"Somebody asked Bush what he thought about Roe v. Wade.  He said didn't care how people got out of New Orleans."

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