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29th May '18 6:45:22 PM azul120
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* Near the end of ''Anime/CrossAnge'', Embryo severs the Mana network, causing the World of Mana to begin collapsing and the now suddenly Mana-less citizens to panic. Of course, considering how the Norma were given [[NoOSHACompliance no safety]] as part of being treated as less than human, it's kind of easy to see this as LaserGuidedKarma for the majority of the mana people.
25th May '18 5:05:43 AM REV6Pilot
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* Averted in the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' series. There ''was'' a governmental response from a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of FEMA, "CEDA". But the infection grew out of hand far too quickly for them to handle, and thus the military began to resort to more... extreme measures. Players will occasionally run into the remains of CEDA checkpoints, evacuation centers and other evidence of the initial response that was quickly overrun.

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* Averted in the ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' series. There ''was'' a governmental response from a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of FEMA, "CEDA". But "CEDA", that tried to help as best it could with what limited information there was about the Green Flu at the start of the outbreak, but the infection grew out of hand far too quickly for them to handle, and thus the military began to resort to more... more extreme measures. Players will measures[[note]]going by some safe room graffiti lines and quite a few voice lines in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', that rubbed many surviving humans the wrong way[[/note]]. The campaigns occasionally run into feature the remains of CEDA checkpoints, evacuation centers and other evidence remnants of the initial response that was quickly overrun. eventually overrun.



* Averted with CEDA, the fictional equivalent of FEMA, in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. They did their best to try and contain the Green Flu and help the survivors, but in the end they had to pull out and leave the problem to the military. Going by some safe room graffiti lines and quite a few voice lines in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', that rubbed many surviving humans the wrong way.
25th May '18 5:02:57 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''Film/{{Super 8}}'': [[spoiler: An alien has gotten loose in a town. Rather than try for a covert operation or even "try" to save any of the several people who have already been kidnapped by it, the government evacuates the town and initiates " Walking Distance ", a.k.a., "burning the town to the ground". They don't check if everyone is out, or even try to stop people coming back in.]]
* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[spoiler:justifies it. Bane has a nuclear bomb powerful enough to level the city, and threatens to detonate it if anyone enters or leaves Gotham (though delivering supplies is allowed). The government has no choice but to enforce this.]]

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* ''Film/{{Super 8}}'': [[spoiler: An [[spoiler:An alien has gotten loose in a town. town]]. Rather than try for a covert operation or even "try" to save any of the several people who have already been kidnapped [[spoiler:kidnapped by it, it]], the government evacuates the town and initiates " Walking "Walking Distance ", a.k.a., "burning the town to the ground". They [[spoiler:They don't check if everyone is out, or even try to stop people coming back in.]]
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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' [[spoiler:justifies justifies it. Bane has [[spoiler:has a nuclear bomb powerful enough to level the city, and threatens to detonate it if anyone enters or leaves Gotham (though delivering supplies is allowed).allowed)]]. The government has no choice but to enforce this.]]



* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' series. There is a FEMA organization that exists but there's a twist; it just doesn't do what people expect them to do. Mainly, they maintain the fictional equivalent of CIA black sites.
** Among other things, [[spoiler:it's directly and intentionally responsible for the disaster it's supposed to be managing, and actively trying to make it worse.]]
* The original premise of ''VideoGame/IAmAlive'' was that a massive earthquake in Chicago coincides with mass water shortages worldwide, so no early rescue teams arrived at the city.
** Subverted in the finished game with the Event, a cataclysmic series of disasters so widespread and destructive that it not only hindered relief efforts but also effectively ''destroyed'' almost all semblance of civilized order within a year after it began. This in turn left the survivors to fend for themselves...[[HumansAreBastards against other survivors]].

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* Subverted in the ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' series. There is a FEMA organization that exists exists, but there's a twist; it just doesn't do what people expect them to do. Mainly, they maintain the fictional equivalent of CIA black sites.
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sites. Among other things, [[spoiler:it's directly and intentionally responsible for the disaster it's supposed to be managing, and actively trying to make it worse.]]
worse]].
* The original premise of ''VideoGame/IAmAlive'' was that a massive earthquake in Chicago coincides with mass water shortages worldwide, so no early rescue teams arrived at the city.
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city. Subverted in the finished game with the Event, a cataclysmic series of disasters so widespread and destructive that it not only hindered relief efforts but also effectively ''destroyed'' almost all semblance of civilized order within a year after it began. This in turn left the survivors to fend for themselves...[[HumansAreBastards against other survivors]]. themselves.



* Both averted and played straight in ''VideoGame/ThisWarOfMine''. Many people were evacuated at the start of the war, but many -- including your group of survivors -- missed the last evacuation and the fighting prevents the delivery of humanitarian aid or any further evacuations.

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* Both averted and played straight in ''VideoGame/ThisWarOfMine''. Many people were evacuated at the start of the war, but many -- many, including your group of survivors -- survivors, missed the last evacuation and the fighting prevents the delivery of humanitarian aid or any further evacuations.



* Averted in the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Fangame ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium''; whenever a meltdown threatens the well-being of citizens, the Rangers immediately leap into action to evacuate the area.

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* Averted in the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Fangame ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium''; ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' FanGame ''VideoGame/PokemonUranium'': whenever a meltdown threatens the well-being of citizens, the Rangers immediately leap into action to evacuate the area.



* Bizarrely used in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': there are three cities that you're not supposed to access before the plot sends you there, but they can easily be reached anyway. The in-game excuse is that there are earthquake warnings (which makes sense, as San Andreas is named for California's San Andreas Fault), but it's hard to believe this warrants an instant four-star wanted level (just short of SWAT teams and the FBI deploying to stop you).

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* Bizarrely used in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': there are three cities that you're not supposed to access before the plot sends you there, but they can easily be reached anyway. The in-game excuse is that there are earthquake warnings (which makes sense, as San Andreas is named for California's San Andreas Fault), but it's hard to believe this warrants [[BorderPatrol an instant four-star wanted level (just short of SWAT teams and the FBI deploying to stop you).you)]].
* Averted with CEDA, the fictional equivalent of FEMA, in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''. They did their best to try and contain the Green Flu and help the survivors, but in the end they had to pull out and leave the problem to the military. Going by some safe room graffiti lines and quite a few voice lines in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'', that rubbed many surviving humans the wrong way.
19th Apr '18 4:02:58 PM Mikey34
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* Subverted in ''{{Literature/Ashfall}}'', but in a horrifying way: Instead of helping people, FEMA restricts the movement of refugees, and their camps operate more like concentration camps rather than refugee camps. To make matters worse, they execute non-compliant individuals by locking them up in doghouses and subjecting them to starvation diets. This is done because apparently it's easier to just say that they died from exposure to the elements rather than straight up admit to murdering them. Darla and Alex escape when the former offers to be a prostitute for the utterly corrupt captain of the FEMA camp, then takes her opportunity to steal a bulldozer and break open the doghouse that Alex is locked away in.
9th Feb '18 6:24:50 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'': In the aftermath of the Simian Flu outbreak, FEMA was too overwhelmed from working to contain the virus and they were presumably disbanded when the U.S. government shut down indefinitely.
9th Feb '18 6:13:53 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "Invasion of the Katrinians", the Freeman family's distant relatives in New Orleans move into their house after Hurricane Katrina and stay there for the next 3 months (although Katrina lasted only 8 days) because they refuse to leave until FEMA sends them a welfare check.
3rd Jan '18 8:49:17 AM Chabal2
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* Bizarrely used in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'': there are three cities that you're not supposed to access before the plot sends you there, but they can easily be reached anyway. The in-game excuse is that there are earthquake warnings (which makes sense, as San Andreas is named for California's San Andreas Fault), but it's hard to believe this warrants an instant four-star wanted level (just short of SWAT teams and the FBI deploying to stop you).
27th Dec '17 6:16:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheCrazies'': TheRemake has the first city cordoned off and Fuel Air Bombed. Worse, they made everybody think they were evac'ing, when they really [[spoiler: were just herding them into trucks to burn them alive]]. Survivors made it to another city which was then targeted for the same treatment.

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* ''Film/TheCrazies'': TheRemake ''Film/TheCrazies2010'': The movie has the first city cordoned off and Fuel Air Bombed. Worse, they made everybody think they were evac'ing, when they really [[spoiler: were just herding them into trucks to burn them alive]]. Survivors made it to another city which was then targeted for the same treatment.
7th Oct '17 2:26:28 AM Krieger22
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/TheDivision'', with the Catastrophic Emergency Response Agency helping to distribute aid to quarantined areas following the Green Poison outbreak. However, the casualties they sustain following the collapse of social order in Manhattan mean that any remaining personnel are now working directly for the JTF by the time of the game's events.
5th Oct '17 12:43:04 AM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Scrambled Ed", the Cul-de-sac gets flooded thanks to Ed and Eddy blocking their town's river mid-way with heavy material they planned to use to build a marine animal theme park. Because AdultsAreUseless in this show, no one comes to rescue the kids who are stuck on wood rafts suffering from heat stroke and hunger.
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