- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -
Residents of Texas Fire Area Must Register with Police
Posted By admin On September 12, 2011 @ 3:11 am In Featured Stories,Multimedia,Tile | Comments Disabled
September 12, 2011
On Sunday, KVUE.com  reported without explanation that residents of Bastrop, Texas, must register with the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office before they will be allowed to re-enter their homes.
These Bastrop residents don’t need the cops to protect their property.
“Before Bastrop residents can re-enter, they must register and receive credentials to authorize their entrance to the residential area,” the ABC affiliate reported today. Residents “will need a photo ID to verify residency.”
The article does not report what will happen to residents who do not produce ID or who enter the area without gaining permission from the state.
The wildfires that raced through Texas destroyed 1,554 homes, officials said Sunday. The figure is expected to increase.
On Saturday, residents confronted authorities  after they were not allowed to re-enter their homes to assess damage and claim belongings.
Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald  told the media officials are trying to get residents back into their homes as soon as possible, but he didn’t know how long that would take. The registration program was announced late Sunday.
On Friday, Obama issued a major disaster declaration for Texas.
“Federal assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured or underinsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster,” YNN  in Austin reported on Saturday.
Residents were asked to register last week so authorities could estimate a “headcount.” Now they must register to return to their private property.
On Tuesday, September 6, Infowars.com reported  that federal officials arrived at the scene in Bastrop and Smithville and assumed command of the operation.
Alex Jones was contacted on by firefighters who confirmed that FEMA blocked volunteer assistance and frustrated local attempts through the U.S. Forest Service and its maze of bureaucratic red tape. The firefighters and other volunteers report that the Forest Service did not respond to their efforts to clear federal hurdles put in the way of a response to the worst fire in Texas history.
Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com
URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/residents-of-texas-fire-area-must-register-with-police.html
URLs in this post:
 KVUE.com: http://www.kvue.com/news/local/Bastrop-residents-must-register-before-re-entry-129626328.html
 residents confronted authorities: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/us/12wildfire.html
 Ronnie McDonald: http://www.reporternews.com/news/2011/sep/11/bastrop-residents-ask-to-return-to-fire-ravaged/
 YNN: http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/280389/obama-issues-major-disaster-declaration-for-texas/
 Infowars.com reported: http://www.infowars.com/fema-forces-firefighters-to-stand-down-in-texas/
 Catastrophic fires burn thousands of acres, force evacuations across Central Texas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/catastrophic-fires-burn-thousands-of-acres-force-evacuations-across-central-texas.html
 As wildfires rage across Texas, feds take control and scuttle volunteer firefighters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/as-wildfires-rage-across-texas-feds-take-control-and-scuttle-volunteer-firefighters.html
 Police Agencies in Texas Stealing Property from People Who Haven’t Even Been Charged with Criminal Activity: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-agencies-in-texas-stealing-property-from-people-who-haven%e2%80%99t-even-been-charged-with-criminal-activity.html
 Texas county official says “stupid” feds sparked fire: http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-county-official-says-stupid-feds-sparked-fire.html
 FEMA Forces Firefighters to Stand Down in Texas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fema-forces-firefighters-to-stand-down-in-texas.html
Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.