Natural disasters like Hurricane Ike, which slammed into the Houston area Friday, cause all sorts of unexpected challenges. The need to bring ice, food and potable water to survivors isn't among them. Yet on Sunday — 36 hours after Ike blew through and three years after Hurricane Katrina supposedly prompted a major reorganization of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — residents of the nation's fourth-largest city were waiting in vain for promised federal relief. Does the F in FEMA stand for feeble?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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