So technically the government really is to blame for its lack of investment in disaster relief and prevention; for its failure to build better infrastructure to weather such storms, especially in the face of more erratic weather patterns and resource shortages sure to come along with climate change. For ignoring the people who need help the most.
Blaming the poor for their poverty (or for drowning in their homes in the floods) is easy. Easy for us to condemn and judge, while we sit in our cosy homes with our well-stocked pantries, locked safe within gated communities away from the horrors of the real world. Our ignorance comes at the cost of millions writhing in poverty, the millions we treat like rats. Admit it.