The largest hurricane to hit Texas in recorded history exposes heroes and losers. Free enterprise, private sector businesses are the heroes. No. 1 – HEB supermarkets were open within 24 hours of the storm throughout Houston with truckloads of ice, food and water.
Walmart and Sam’s Club gets the No. 2 award for full service within 48 hours.
FEMA is a disgrace and should be shut down. There are hundreds of generator trucks parked at Sam Houston Race Track with no apparent system to distribute them. A new report by “Pat and Ed” on 700 AM radio has the FEMA ice trucks sitting idle at the Reliant Stadium stageing center for nearly a week, then sent to an air base in Sagine, Texas to melt out of sight at an air force base.
This is an example of the waste of the Congressionally managed FEMA project.
Joke of the day: Callers were giving advice on gas station openings, supermarkets with ice and FEMA POD locations.
A joker called in to report that FEMA was handing out $500 checks for those who arrived at the George R. Brown convention center at 5:00 a.m. Hundreds showed up to find it was a hoax. (This ain’t New Orleans).
Instead of free money, some aggressive “victims” were arrested for disorderly conduct and out during the dawn to dusk curfew.