Canadians stranded by Hurricane Irma criticize the federal government
"For the past week, her mom and sister have slept on mats in the auditorium of the American University of the Caribbean, where Mariel is a first-year medical student. At home in Port Coquitlam, B.C., Alia Chan has started a Facebook petition to persuade the Canadian government to rescue those stranded on the Caribbean island. The United States has already sent military planes to rescue its citizens, she said.
[Ms.] Chan said her mother travelled to St. Maarten with her sister to help her get settled into her dormitory at the university. They haven't showered for six days, she said, and are living on granola bars and bottled water. They have had no contact from the Canadian government, she said."
First, we're not the most powerful military in the world. We don't have planes and ships just sitting around in the Caribbean or likely even in Canada. Second, you sent your daughter to an island for university (I'm going to guess - because her grades are rubbish or you have no money) that's barely self-sufficient. If you're in trouble because of some calamity, you accept the risk that it's not in Canada's backyard and within easy reach of the government and/or military. I don't go climbing Mt. Everest thinking my bat-signal will get me out if ever I stub my toe. Lastly, I'm not sure anyone was enthusiastic to send anything to St. Martin/St. Maarten when Jose was nipping on Irma's heels a few days ago.
Nothing yetSo you OK? Got power?
We very well may behttps://www.thestar.com/news/canada...florida-to-help-restore-power-after-irma.html
Hopefully he's not waiting for people from my home province to get there by Wednesday afternoon.
Why Didn't FPL Do More to Prepare for Irma?