Workers have been dispatched to upgrade the gas stoves in 100,000 FEMA
trailers positioned along the Gulf Coast.
They have one job: To paint the gas knob red.
That's exactly right. Crews are visiting 100,000 trailers, scattered over
all hell-and-gone, to daub red paint on the gas control.
"...workers in Mississippi have painted the knobs on about 85 percent of the
30,000 to 40,000 trailers there. In Louisiana, around 20 percent of the
knobs in 70,000 trailers have been painted red."
The original plan called for replacing the knobs. A federal knob-census was
commissioned and FEMA found there were not enough red knobs in inventories
to handle the job.
Story includes goodness picture of resulting knob: