OB Comes to Aid of Ike First Responders

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Operation Blessing President Bill Horan says they are doing what they can to help relief workers in Texas keep going. Many of them ran out of supplies Sunday when promised food and water didn't arrive from FEMA.

"Today, we're feeding first-responders, Texas rangers, the Fish and Wildlife guys - the fellows in the boats, their doing the rescues - the local police and that sort of thing," Horan told Dr. Pat Robertson on The 700 Club Monday.

Texas congressman John Culberson expressed outrage Sunday when he discovered some relief workers at Tulley stadium ran out of water and food and had no bathroom facilities.

Click play to see Culberson talk about his frustration with FEMA at a Sunday news conference followed by an excerpt from The 700 Club and Pat Robertson's interview with Operation Blessing's Bill Horan who says OB is already taking action.  Click here to hear more from Bill Horan on what OB is doing to help residents in Texas affected by the storm.

He asked Houston residents to step up and bring help to the disaster workers.

Culberson, who also helps oversee FEMA and Homeland Security, called the lack of supplies "outrageous" and "inexcusable."

"FEMA has got to make sure the people of Houston are taken care of, but their first responsibility is to take care of the first responders," he said.

"When I arrived there this morning (Sunday) they didn't have any port-a-potties," Culberson said. "So I had to get on the radio and ask people to bring out port-a-potties. But we got the portable, port-a-potties there, but they need food and water. I'm not sure who dropped the ball, but I'm going to find out."

He also expressed frustration over 100 buses he said were sitting idle in the stadium parking lot, while running. He said FEMA should stop burning fuel, time, and money if the buses weren't being used to transport evacuees.

"The busses are burning diesel fuel, they're sitting out there idling and utterly useless," he said. "Well, they're supposed to be moving people. They're supposed to be moving evacuees, bring people back into their homes, bringing people out of certain areas.

Source: ABC News, CBN News

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