Andy Harris Votes Against Sandy Emergency Flood Insurance Approval

You cannot throw the whole blame for this debacle on a republican who voted against the measure. what about all those democrats who basically have a majority of the control in those heavily populated areas up north? Did they prepare their constituents for the possibilities of a catastrophic event knowing full well that major hurricanes in the past had hit the areas? There was more than 600 people killed in a storm that hit the same area in 1938. There have been 57 Hurricane and sub tropical storms that have made landfall in New York since 1938 of varying degrees of death and property destruction. Emergency Management agencies were fully aware of the risks, but as is always the case, budgetary requests and long time event planning for resources is always relegated to the lower tier of necessities by those in higher authority. So now, lets make someone the “Bad Guy” who wants to reform the system instead of writing a blank check because we didn’t have the foresight enough to see and say that something will happen, instead of “that’ll never happen here!”…

Enough of the reactive reactionary blame games. The Government can help, but people need to assume some degree of responsibility by purchasing flood insurance in areas where it’s needed. A lot of people in the New York and New Jersey areas failed to do just that…

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