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Are Americans Treated As Refugees During A Natural Disaster

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 President Obama declared states of emergency in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi as the storm approached. “America will be there to help folks recover no matter what this storm brings,” he said at a campaign event in Ames, Iowa. “Because when disaster strikes, we’re not Democrats or Republicans first, we are Americans first.” But residents are feeling like refugees in the aftermath of hurricane Isaac.
The recovery has begun for certain areas but many other areas were left unattended. FEMA- Federal Emergency Management Agency begun the claims process; residents of the affected areas in the Gulf Coast are being asked to complete and submit online claim forms for lost of damages. The quick turnaround should be a good and viewed as positive however this leaves most residents angry, frustrated and confused…they are being told to complete on-line claim forms so they can file claims and receive benefits however they DO NOT HAVE POWER…NO ELECTRICTY...FOR TWO WEEKS. FEMA and other insurance agencies have set-up the on-line claim forms to simplify the process…but for whom?
LET’S TALK AMERICA Does America really put its citizens first? Was Katrina publicized because it affected New Orleans unlike Isaac that affects parishes surrounding New Orleans?  Why is that? Whose brilliant idea was it at FEMA to ask residents who do not have power/electricity to complete on-line claim forms? How much will Hurricane Isaac cost?