You know people try and turn this into a partisan type of failure. Liberals try and blame the feds (who are republicans), conservatives try and blame the state and local politicians (who are democrats). This is wrong IMO. GOVERNMENT failed the people. All levels. Republicans and Democrats failed the people. Im sure there must of been a indy or green person in there that also failed the people. They all just looked at each other like "so.....what are you guys going to do"......meanwhile the flood was getting higher, the water more contaminated, the death count rising and the damage raising.
I will say however that no one was on the same page. The Govenor came out and said "the storm is approaching, I am inacting a MANDATORY evacuation of the area." Less than 24 hours after that the Mayor came out and said "you dont have to leave your homes if you dont want to". I dont know what that tells you guys but that tells me even state and local authorities were not on the same page. AMEN!!
******Required reading assignment*****
The 10th Amendment