Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Katrina Early Warning

It is just to be expected from him, I guess.

Bush September 1st: Good Morning America

I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.

White House Got Early Warning on Katrina

In the 48 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit, the White House received detailed warnings about the storm's likely impact, including eerily prescient predictions of breached levees, massive flooding, and major losses of life and property, documents show...
In a second document, also obtained by The Washington Post, a computer slide presentation by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, prepared for a 9 a.m. meeting on Aug. 27, two days before Katrina made landfall, compared Katrina's likely impact to that of "Hurricane Pam," a fictional Category 3 storm used in a series of FEMA disaster-preparedness exercises simulating the effects of a major hurricane striking New Orleans. But Katrina, the report warned, could be worse.

The hurricane's Category 4 storm surge "could greatly overtop levees and protective systems" and destroy nearly 90 percent of city structures, the FEMA report said. It further predicted "incredible search and rescue needs (60,000-plus)" and the displacement of more than a million residents.


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2 comments:

Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

There won't be much traction on this. Firstly, Katrina affected 90,000 square miles.

Secondly, the dems won't want the inevitable comparisons to be drawn to the 1997 floods in ND.

The lack of fed help at the time is a sore spot up there.

Dingo said...

I wasn't pointing this out as a political attack ad proposition.

Just that this is what you can expect from this president.