Written by Sal Manella

Monday, 4 June 2007

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New Orleans residents wait outside a Greyhound Bus Terminal after FEMA announced that it is ready to help hurricane victims

A spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) announced today that the federal agency is "adequately prepared" to assist victims of what meteorologists predict will be a very active hurricane season.

As word got out that FEMA is prepared to help, residents of hurricane prone areas around the country, from Galveston, Texas, across the Gulf Coast, and up the Eastern Seaboard as far as Long Island, New York, began packing their most valuable belongings and fleeing for higher ground, even though no hurricanes currently threaten anyone anywhere.

"We're not taking any chances", said Juan Cruz, an accountant from Port Arthur, Texas. "The hurricanes worry me a little bit, but when I heard that FEMA is going to be involved, I knew it was time to get my family out of here."

Sal Manella

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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