Emergency preparedness

On the tails of our recent evac-warning (danger has passed, by the way) comes an urgent mailing to me, from FEMA:

Mail from FEMA? Must be important.

Glossy, well-produced mailings. It must either be 1) really important government business, or 2) advertising disguised as really important government business.

Turns out it’s an advertisement signed by David Maurstad, “Director, FEMA Mitigation Division and Federal Insurance Administrator:”

No! FEMA shills for flood insurance

At the risk of being hypersensitive, isn’t it a bit unseemly for FEMA to be shilling for insurers?