DebNY says: April 19, 2013 at 5:52pm
Pres. Obama offered right away to help Texas residents, as he always does for Americans in trouble. Although many NY & NJersyeans still resent the Texas Reps who voted against releasing SANDY aid to our states, our Reps would never deny help to US citizens. Our government has a Constitutional responsibility to "promote the general welfare" . As to your last question, zoning regulations requiring fertilizer factories to be located far from residential areas would prevent such future disasters.