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Old 03-04-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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With the tornado that hit parts of the south, does the Army National Guard have rigid tent type structures people can use as a temporary shelter while they rebuild? Is this a feasible option?
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:31 AM
 
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FEMA, the Red Cross, state and county emergency management, etc. should step in for emergency housing. The NG can transport supplies and provide security to shelters, but they do not provide the actual shelter.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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FEMA, the Red Cross, state and county emergency management, etc. should step in for emergency housing. The NG can transport supplies and provide security to shelters, but they do not provide the actual shelter.
What Joe said. FEMA has trailers and other resources when it comes to housing. As long as the state of emergency has been declared, the resourses will come; just a matter of time.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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FEMA, the Red Cross, state and county emergency management, etc. should step in for emergency housing. The NG can transport supplies and provide security to shelters, but they do not provide the actual shelter.
Iím in Louisiana. Iíve seen how badly the Red Cross works in such disasters. Local places of worship worked better and faster. One of the few times all Christian denominations, Jewish temples, and Islamic mosque all worked together to quickly supply what people in the area needed.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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That's because they are already there.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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What Joe said. FEMA has trailers and other resources when it comes to housing. As long as the state of emergency has been declared, the resourses will come; just a matter of time.
FEMA trailers still haven't made it to some areas devastated by Hurricane Michael.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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FEMA trailers still haven't made it to some areas devastated by Hurricane Michael.
I'm sure it will take a while. Never worked for or with FEMA but have brushed around emergency management. The biggest issue is really trying to predict what resources may be needed and where (in advance); such is just a reality. Some people complain when $ is spent on salting roads but the snow misses the area or not doing it prior to it hitting the area. Definitely tough calls at times.
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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I'm sure it will take a while. Never worked for or with FEMA but have brushed around emergency management. The biggest issue is really trying to predict what resources may be needed and where (in advance); such is just a reality. Some people complain when $ is spent on salting roads but the snow misses the area or not doing it prior to it hitting the area. Definitely tough calls at times.
But in recent history those in charge of deciding where to salt the roads have always managed to salt the areas where the local wealthy and powerful travel while ignoring other roads no matter how high the traffic on those roads.
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:34 PM
 
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The Guard is state funded and normally doesn't have a lot of funding for equipment in the first place. FEMA does get funding for that.
It can be frustratingly slow but there's a process to follow and people who try to take advantage of the system make it harder on the survivors with genuine needs.
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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The Guard is state funded and normally doesn't have a lot of funding for equipment in the first place. FEMA does get funding for that.
It can be frustratingly slow but there's a process to follow and people who try to take advantage of the system make it harder on the survivors with genuine needs.

The Guard is almost totally fed funded. The only time the state has to pony up is when the governor calls out the guard for a state emergency. And even then I bet the feds wind up covering most or all of it.
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