Monday, September 19, 2005

Not Too Quick On The Uptake

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Massachusetts officials are now beginning to take a look at the Commonwealth's emergency preparedness plans. Naturally, the thought of a potential mass-evacuation is on a lot of people's minds these days.

There's no need for alarm, though, people. Mayor Menino has a bold plan in the works for all the disadvantaged folks in the City of Boston who might lack the means to hightail it out of town on a moment's notice.

Gov: State Emergency Plans Need Updating

The failed response to the hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans has prompted Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to review the city's evacuation plans and what kind of shelter space is available.

"One of the things we have to do as you look forward is, where do people go? We're looking at the new convention center, Hynes, and places like that," Menino said.

Yeah, that sounds like a fabulous plan, given all that we witnessed in New Orleans over the last couple of weeks. Herd a bunch of scared, defenseless, and hungry people into a confined space (like, say, a convention center or "places like that") with a bunch of lowlife scumbags, knowing full well that electricity and sanitary facilities may be rendered non-existent within hours. Brilliant.

This is what passes for "looking forward" in Meninostan.