Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The flight was reportedly scheduled by a guy named Corrigan . . .

CNN reports that the city of Charleston, South Carolina scrambled to prepare when informed by FEMA that a planeload of refugees would be landing in half an hour.

"We called in all the available resources," said Dr. John Simkovich, director of public health for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

"They responded within 30 minutes, which is phenomenal, to meet the needs of the citizens coming in from Louisiana," he said.

The plane never arrived. As "a line of buses and ambulances idled ... at Charleston International Airport", the refugees disembarked 400 miles away, in Charleston, West Virginia.

The CNN report was received with particular interest in Columbus, Georgia. Not to mention Moscow, Idaho; Toledo, Ohio; and Rome, New York.