It is next to impossible to organize relief at such short notice. We need some more time to make it work
At first I thought that I can't quite right understand the word usage (it was a task to insert the right word, "notice"), but then it occurred to me that maybe I'm missing the general meaning.
I looked up http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ and found only these definitions of the most confusing word:
- The act of noting or observing; perception or attention: That detail escaped my notice.
- Respectful attention or consideration: grateful for the teacher's notice.
- A written or printed announcement: a notice of sale.
- a. A formal announcement, notification, or warning, especially an announcement of one's intention to withdraw from an agreement or leave a job: gave my employer two weeks' notice; raised the price without notice. b. The condition of being formally warned or notified: put us on notice for chronic lateness.
- A printed critical review, as of a play or book.
but none of them fit in right, as I think