Hurricane Isaac 2012 is making news even though it's still a strong tropical storm. Apparently, Isaac is expected to strengthen within the coming hours and continue on its path towards New Orleans the northern gulf states.
The threat of the storm is prompting officials in NOLA to declare a state of emergency ahead of the storm, however, it appears that the state was only given a portion of the funds it requested.
Obviously, Obama's "budget" doesn't include for real emergencies such as this.
"Following a very limited federal disaster declaration by the President of the United States that only granted a portion of the state's request, Governor Bobby Jindal sent a letter to the federal government requesting a full disaster declaration for the state," said a press release.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said that the "core responsibility of the federal government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens when threatened. This disaster declaration will help ensure that we best protect life and property in our state."
Hopefully President Obama will realize the real threat that Hurricane Isaac is presenting. Since the storm has slowed down a bit, it will have more time to strengthen over the warm waters of the gulf, making it even more of a problem for the gulf states.
Do you think President Obama should allow Louisiana's request for federal disaster protection considering the storm that's on the horizon?
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