Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"Did we ever screw this up!!"

FEMA Official: Katrina Response 'Broken' - Yahoo! News

"Will need big time law enforcement reinforcements tomorrow," Carwile's e-mail continued. "All our good will here in MS will be very seriously impacted by noon tomorrow. Have been holding it together as it is."

The eight pages of correspondence among FEMA officials, provided Monday by a special House committee investigating the government response to the storm, followed the release last week by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco of more than 100,000 documents. Taken together, the details from both states provide evidence of a system in disarray.
Things were so bad in Mississippi that FEMA was expecting riots over the slow pace of relief efforts.

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