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EXCLUSIVE: FEMA teams told to ‘sightsee’ as Sandy victims suffered

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Hurry up and wait.

That’s what first responders were left to do after being deployed by FEMA to assist in the storm-ravaged areas in the initial days after superstorm Sandy, FoxNews.com has learned. A FEMA worker who spoke to FoxNews.com described a chaotic scene at New Jersey’s Fort Dix, where emergency workers arrived as the storm bore down on the Atlantic Coast. The worker said officials at the staging area were unprepared and told the incoming responders there was nothing for them to do for nearly four days.

“They told us to hurry, hurry, hurry,” the worker, who works at the agency’s headquarters in Washington and volunteered to deploy for the storm recovery effort. “We rushed to Fort Dix, only to find out that our liaison didn’t even know we were coming.”

“The regional coordinator even said to us, ‘I don’t know why you were rushed here because we don’t need you,’” said the worker, who spoke out of frustration with the lack of planning and coordination following the devastating storm.

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  1. Houston

    December 7th, 2012

    Remember how MSNBC ridiculed Romney for saying FEMA should be dissolved and how they wrung their hands with the “What would we do without FEMA” attitude.

    What? You didn’t watch? Oh yeah, that’s right, no one watches MSNBC?

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  2. whom

    December 7th, 2012

    Mmm-hmm, and somehow this is alllll Boooosh’s fault!! Right Mr Madcow?

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  3. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 7th, 2012

    Well, I heard that people in Atlantic City were going to have to eat human remains so they wouldn’t starve. I also heard a Kennedy say that Hurricane Sandy was caused by global warming. And the press blamed 0bama for all of this.

    Oh wait! I heard that 7 years ago when BOOOOSH was president! My bad. I must be racist.

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  4. Ten Megaton

    December 7th, 2012

    At least the responders didn’t have to join a union…or did they?

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