I cannot believe it, but according to Nightline, they didn't get aircraft in to begin flying sandbags in until tonight. With that sort of level of investment on the line, it is hard to imagine we didn't have aircraft dropping sandbags within 2-3 hours of the levee breaking.
Problem is, this sort of this is usually handled by the National Guard and they've got their hands full rebuilding Iraq
I think Randman is generalizing "blackhawks" as any kind of helicopter.
I agree, where's the equipment. Even if we don't have a lot of "blackhawks", we have a lot of other kinds of helicopters -- (This is where I show my massive knowledge of helicopters) -- like those big ones, or the ones with the front and back spinny things, or the ones that look like mosquitos kind of and were in MASH.