Monday, 19 July 2021

Surely that's what officials do

Germany floods: Officials reject criticism over warnings as number of dead across country and Belgium rises

Authorities claim emergency alerts were sent out but it is not clear how many sirens sounded to warn people.

Officials reject criticism? Surely that's what officials do. A headline saying 'Officials embrace criticism' - now that would be a headline of the 'man bites dog' variety.

Unless 'lessons learned' is seen as a departmental opportunity I suppose.


Doonhamer said...

That would send the Germans rushing for their cellars, Shirley. Not a good idea with water levels rising.
Maybe they do not have Soshul Medja, Text messaging, wireless sets and all other wonders we take for granted outside the EU.

The Jannie said...

"Officials reject criticism and hold consultation . . ." more likely.

A K Haart said...

Doonhamer - maybe they don't believe anything they read on their phones.

Jannie - consultations are always useful. As we know they can go on for so long everyone has lost interest.