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Thousands of kids live in tents in Homestead. Do the feds have a hurricane plan?

Thousands of kids live in tents in Homestead. Do the feds have a hurricane plan? | Miami Herald
By Monique O. Madan
May 31, 2019 07:45 PM, Updated June 03, 2019 01:03 PM


Hurricane categories are used by the National Hurricane Center to gauge a hurricane's strength and predict potential property damage with each storm. Here's how the NHC defines each hurricane category — and how much damage each strength can cause. By Ashley Jean Reese

On Aug. 24, 1992, a monster storm howled through Homestead, buzz-sawing roofs, ripping out trees, smashing schools, and scattering Homestead Air Force Base fighter jets like an overturned toy box.

If a repeat of Hurricane Andrew happens this storm season, which officially begins Saturday, will Homestead be ready? Emergency planners certainly think so. What about the Homestead shelter for unaccompanied migrant children, which critics have derided as a glorified tent city? That’s less clear.

The camp — housing somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 minors, some as young as 13 — is set in the second most vulnerable hurricane zone in coastal South Florida, an area that bore the full fury of Category 5 Hurricane Andrew, leaving it in utter ruin.

“I asked them what their plan of evacuation was if a hurricane were to hit, and they told me they didn’t have one yet, that they were working on getting one ready,” Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a Florida Democrat and frequent critic of the camp, told the Miami Herald.


She visited the detention center on Wednesday, and declared herself “very worried.”

“They are a government agency overseeing the safety of thousands of children in Florida and should have a plan ready before hurricane season starts.”


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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:33 PM

1. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:38 PM

2. This is so distressing

I just hope we can do something about these barbaric immigration policies. What is wrong with Republicans?

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Response to ilmare2000 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 12:09 PM

7. welcome to DU

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:40 PM

3. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:53 PM

4. Yes, IMO, the feds do have a plan:

Let the little brown children die.

Anyone question that?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:49 PM

5. we'll deal with it after it happens

it's the American Way.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:56 PM

6. No

These criminals against humanity kept children in vans for 39 hours in the July heat last year.
You couldn't treat a dog like this.
These are racist monsters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 12:11 PM

8. The plan is if they die the problem is solved. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2019, 12:49 PM

9. Of course not. The Federal Government doesn't have a plan for anything

any longer. Trump put paid to all plans, pretty much. He lives in the moment, and doesn't give a damn about much of anything.

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