Monday, October 24, 2005

Key West evacuates without the feds?

I was watching the local morning show yesterday morning, and the anchorwoman said that Key West had loaded up some of the city buses and transported evacuees up to Miami's Florida International University. FIU is their hurricane shelter, I guess.

It dawned on me: "How can Key West do that?"

I mean, they didn't wait for the federal government to step in. They didn't wait for the feds to send Amtrak, Greyhound, UPS, FedEx, Domino's Pizza drivers, or anyone else to come get them. No, the city made the decision at the local level to use its resources to evacuate those who were incapable of evacuating on their own. How is this possible?

This development may come as a shock to moonbats who believe that the already-bloated federal government should be making decisions like these. A city prepping for its own evacuation...what a novel idea! Next thing you know, the state of Florida may actually have a contingency plan for dealing with the aftermath. What? They already do? Both city AND state plans that don't rely on federal handholding? This is chaos, I tell ya...pure insanity!

Someone send a memo to New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco that there do exist elected officials who know what to do when a hurricane comes bearing down on their areas.