FEMA recommends six months food storage

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In this article, FEMA is recommending that Americans take action now to make preparations for troubled times, including storing SIX MONTHS worth of food. Hmmm, methinks somebody's getting worried.

Robert Waldrop, OKC Got printable flyers?

World Headlines > Sources: Reuters | AP | The New York Times | > ABCNEWS.com: CBSNEWS.com: NBCNEWS.com > Tuesday September 25 10:01 AM ET > > It is time to Act, not Panic, Busy yourselves with > preparation states FEMA > By Tom Reuters > > The Federal Emergency Management Association has > announced today that it is time, not for panic, but > to busy us and our families with stockpiling. > Preparation is the key word not panic, there is no > need to panic or to rush your stores, but it is time > to spend your extra dollars on preparation items for > you and your families. > > FEMA has advice us all to stock pile such things as > food, water, blankets, warm clothing, flashlights, > batteries, charcoal, charcoal lighter, large boiling > kettle, and emergency medical supplies among other > things. They have also state that it would be very > wise to plan an alternative heat source for the > winter months along with the ability to set up a > outdoor kitchen and laundry in times of black outs > or brown outs. > > We as a Nation have not had to deal with any > disruption in our daily lives since World War II. > Our Nation is not prepared to self sustain itself as > our future generations were in times of crisis which > will create mass confusion and conflict should a > crisis arrive. > > The best way to look at your stock piling for your > home is "What would I need if I didn't have > electricity or gas". > > The best way to look at your pantry needs is "What > does my family need in food stores to sustain for at > least six months". > > Do not forget your personal need supplies such has > toilet paper, paper products for the kitchen, soaps, > and disinfectants such as Clorox and Alcohol for > laundry, dishes, and water management. > > Make list, do not panic, and be prepared to care for > your family unit plus two.

-- robert waldrop (rmwj@soonernet.com), September 26, 2001


Sounds just like y2k to me. Even worse.

-- LillyLP (lillyLP@aol.com), September 26, 2001.

Oops, sorry about the mess on the formatting. But also, re-reading the original article, I notice it quotes the Federal Emergency Management Association, and the Federal Government's organization is the Federal Emergency Management AGENCY. It came to me in an email and I've sent a request for the original url. Six months prepping is still a good idea, but I'm not sure at this point if that is the actual FEMA recommendation. (Didn't find it at their website either.)

-- robert waldrop (rmwj@soonernet.com), September 26, 2001.

Agreed, I can't find this either on any real site including FEMA's. It sure smells like a "hoax," although a mostly sensible one. The spelling and other errors (particularly your catch about "Agency" versus "Association") are giveaways in my opinion.

-- Andre Weltman (aweltman@state.pa.us), September 26, 2001.

I Googled and found a number of references to "Association" instead of "Agency". Some of them are -

Rochester Institute of Technology http://www.rit.edu/~801www/emergencymanagement/links.html


These two include links to www.fema.gov which is the correct URL for the "Agency". So, it may be a hoax/disinformation but there does seem to be some evidence of just poor grammar.


-- j (jw_hsv@yahoo.com), September 26, 2001.

Six months of food for 250 million people. Great idea to shore up a faltering economy, eh?

-- Neil R (nmruggles@earthlink.net), September 26, 2001.

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