figure this out?? We don't need FEMA every time a tornado hits a city. And, unless it a Katrina or Andrew, we don't need them for a hurricane. We don't need them patting down grandmothers at the airport. We do need them in case of a massive earthquake (because there is no chance to prepare) and for a EMP attack or solar storm.
FEMA really needs to figure out a limited mission to be there, and be effective, in catastrophes.