Sympathy for the FEMA

“In Louisiana’s capital, Baton Rouge, the head of FEMA, Michael D. Brown said power outages, rising waters and violence by looters and others shooting at rescuers had complicated relief efforts.” .-LA Times
How is FEMA supposed to function effectively under these kind of adverse conditions? Rising waters! Power outages! Looters! Who can be expected plan for that?
Let’s please remember how proudly FEMA shines when they have good weather and well-functioning transportation and communications systems to work with.
Let’s face it. This place is a disaster area!