Prognostication one. FEMA, as we now know and love it, will be replaced under a new law creating a “newer, better, more responsive agency” sometime within the next six months – or my name is Abner Doubleday.
And forecast two. Somewhere within the new law, as it is crafted by a crafty congress, will be provisions for el presidente to federalize an entire disaster area when certain conditions are met.
- The disaster area is widespread, and covers significant portions of more than one state, and
- The governor of at least one of the involved states requests such action, or
- The anticipated potential loss of human life or property exceeds - say 200 persons or one billion dollars.