It's Recess-time Somewhere

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September 07, 2005


The Federal Emergency Management Buffoons pulled quite the boner when they flew some Katrina evacuees in need of medical attention to Charleston, West Virginia instead of the planned destination of Charleston, South Carolina.

A South Carolina health official said his colleagues scrambled Tuesday when FEMA gave only a half-hour notice to prepare for the arrival of a plane carrying as many as 180 evacuees to Charleston.

But the plane, instead, landed in Charleston, West Virginia, 400 miles away.

It was not known whether arrangements have been made to care for the evacuees or transport them to the correct destination.


Simkovich said that the agency had described some of the evacuees as needing "some minor treatment ... possibly some major treatment."

Is it to early to bring back those "Proud to be an American" bumper stickers?