Quote from opalm
There were hundreds of ambulances being moved to higher ground (shown on all the news channels)it would have taken a phone call to come by the nursing home first.
Moving elderly people with O2 in a bus? Now that was just plain not using ones head. I'm sorry, I did not mean to upset you but the truth of the matter is anyone working in the nursing home should have had better judgement than this. I know, I work for one.
I certainly don't know details of the physical condition of these people, but it seems that if these were perhaps the ambulatory residents who were on oxygen, but otherwise in pretty good condition, wouldn't a bus be OK? I mean, don't people live at home with oxygen, and travel on buses and other forms of transportation? It's a horrible tragedy, but it could have happened anytime, or anywhere, I guess. It just happened to be during an evacuation; I too think that this was supposed to be the quickest way to get these particular people out, instead of going 2 by 2 in ambulances.
It is one of the most heart-breaking things I have heard lately. God bless them.