Snowbound you said it perfectly. Search and Rescue teams should have been dispatched as soon as they possible could have to reach the scene and begin the search for stranded or disabled people. Also, the President was coming back form yet another vacation where he probably was not watching the news, or surfing the internet to read articles/ hear stories of the devastation that was taking place. Even with that said, its unbelievable that it took him so long to understand whats happened. I hope that things turn out much, much better down there, and that people can go back to their lives as soon as possible.