Exploding FEMA trailers

At least two trailers provided by FEMA for Katrina disaster relief have exploded as a result of suspected propane leaks. The most recent incident seriously injured one of the occupants.

This is pretty awful and not to be made light of, but the news report says something rather incredulous: "She [a FEMA spokesperson] stressed that residents should contact FEMA immediately if they smell anything suspicious or suspect a gas leak."

Really? So, let me get this straight. As a major American city was drowning, the Governor of Louisiana and the Mayor of New Orleans begged for FEMA's help, day after day, on live TV, directly to the President of the United States, and got nowhere. Six months later they're still waiting. Now some poor guy in a camper trailer out in the bayou somewhere is going to be able to get right through to FEMA? And they're going to fix his gas leak?

OK, then.