Would everyone please turn to page 152 or ESF #6-1 of the National Response Plan dated December 2004 and strking from the 426 page document the words American Red Cross effective March 2008 and noted on January 22, 2008. The revision dated January 22, 2008, is also now referring to the National Response Plan as the National Response Framework.
- (a demotion) The American Red Cross is NO LONGER a primary agency for mass care.
- This responsibility has been given to DHS/FEMA.
I’ve also looked up S3721 the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act 2006. Some of the issues present should have been grandfathered in in order to assist, however, it appears that S3721 takes effect January 1, 2007. I’m happy to read that it gives the appearance of assisting victims in the future whereas eviction and divorce are concerned, but it basically does nothing for Hurricane Katrina victims.
I appreciate the removal of the American Red Cross as a Primary Agency, due to certain FAILURES of the AGENCY.