Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Katrina Konfusion

Right city name, wrong state
There is plenty of blame to go around in the Katrina mess -- the local, state and federal governments have all dropped the ball.

Here's the latest example of the rocket scientists at FEMA hard at work:

Emergency officials in South Carolina are scratching their heads over some post-Katrina confusion.

Dozens of medical workers rushed to a hangar in Charleston Tuesday, to prepare for 180 injured evacuees. But the evacuees' flight was actually headed to Charleston, West Virginia. It was the second time the federal government told South Carolina officials to be ready for a plane full of people, only to have it end up hundreds of miles away.

No one's been able to explain the confusion so far.

A triage unit to evaluate patients will be kept at the Charleston Air Force Base through the week because officials think injured evacuees will eventually make it to the city along South Carolina's coast.

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