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FEMA Forced to Solicit Water Bids for Sandy Victims

Monday, 05 Nov 2012 08:11 AM

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The Obama administration's strategy of prepositioning supplies for quick distribution in disasters apparently has fallen short on meeting the demand for drinking water in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"The agency [FEMA} appears to have been unprepared to distribute bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims when the storm hit [last Monday]," Breitbart News reported over the weekend.
According to the conservative Internet news site, FEMA began to solicit bids only last Friday for private vendors to supply at least 2.3 million gallons of water to disaster victims.
The water, Breitbart reported, was supposed to be delivered today to an East Farmingdale, N.Y. FEMA distribution center. But it was unclear how, or when, the water would be delivered from there to devastated areas on Staten Island, Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey.

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