normfromga Wrote:
Nov 08, 2012 2:13 PM
Forty summers ago, Tropical Storm Agnes hit the Northeast, and we were apparently blessed that FEMA was not yet spawned. We did have some federal assistance, mostly though HUD and SBA, to help us out (after all, it was an election year) but it was presumed that the state and local agencies, especially the National Guards, and the charitable agencies, such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army, would do much of the heavy well as the victims and their neighbors themselves. And we did!