How is a Successful Relief Operation Defined
Jack Kelly, national security writer for the Post-Gazette and The Blade of Toledo, Ohio, wrote on September 11, 2005, that "It is settled wisdom among journalists that the federal response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina was unconscionably slow." However, he writes that "the conventional wisdom is the opposite of the truth." To support this statement he writes "Jason van Steenwyk is a Florida Army National Guardsman who has been mobilized six times for hurricane relief. He quotes Jason van Steenwyk of the Florida Army National Guardsman who stated "The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne." He further states "For instance, it took five days for National Guard troops to arrive in strength on the scene in Homestead, Fla. after Hurricane Andrew hit in 1992. But after Katrina, there was a significant National Guard presence in the afflicted region in three." He further states "A better question -- which few journalists ask -- is why weren't the roughly 2,000 municipal and school buses in New Orleans utilized to take people out of the city before Katrina struck?"
Do you believe that the press unfairly critized the federal response?
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