OccupySandy volunteers feeding FEMA workers in New York, via @TshirtToby
FEMA shut down two days ago “due to bad weather”, during which time Occupy Sandy and the Red Cross continued to provide aid to hurricane victims:
But this week FEMA seemingly added a special condition to its services: The agency will only help as long as it’s not raining, snowy or too windy. As the nor’easter brought snowflakes to an area where thousands are still without electricity or homes in freezing temperatures, FEMA shut down its operations “due to bad weather.”
After being questioned on the reasons behind the closed doors, Fugate told reporters that services needed to be postponed during the storm and would resume when the weather improves.
FEMA buses vanished on Wednesday, taking away some New Yorkers’ only source of warmth and electricity. Trucks were removed from Staten Island and tents were taken down throughout the city.
FEMA has since re-opened in NYC, presumably because the sun had come out and the birds started singing.