Monday, October 24, 2022

Outstanding Comment to Previous Post: Recovery\Debris Removal. Florida. Who has the contracts? Follow the money. October 2022

 https://www.blackemergmanagersassociation.org/2022/10/recoverydebris-removal-florida-who-has.html

Comment:  

NOTHING NEW! T'his is exactly what happened after Rita and Katrina in New Orleans. FEMA is very much aware and if FEMA let it happen again then there are those withing the agency that are benefiting from this atrocity to the resident of those communities.

FEMA has the information and history of many of the contractors and can and should be able to address this issue directly.

What is more important FEMA can Mission Assign the National Guard to remove debris which is hazardous or necessary to be removed to restore order or needed health and safety. The FCO for the disaster should be contacted and someone...YOU? should make a demand that they do their damn job before we get the congress involved in seeing who is benefiting from this deliberate misuse of federal funds.



1 comment:

  1. bwp. To be honest, it's not FEMA that schedules outside damage control teams, utility crews, etc. It's local EOCs that have the lists of available contractors. I've researched what FEMA reimbursement is on 10 truck damage teams, and it's a quarter of what it actually costs to operate. it's 105,000$ a month for 1 team of ten dump trucks, 4 skid loaders, 4 guys, mechanic supervisor. That's using the current price list FEMA supplies for outside contractors. What FEMA pays back is half. what contractor wants to leave the safety of his, her family to be short changed by FEMA. They end up loosing money.. That's one reason organizations like Team Rubicon, and others are called upon with their own equipment not leased. when FEMA reiterates their own rates of rembursment, you'll see more contractors and private entities willing to contract and clean these disasters up faster.

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