Brown: "Fema workers should be sent in after another 48-hour wait"
by Great Notion
Thursday, Sep. 08, 2005 at 1:17 AM
The Guardian reports FEMA head Michael Brown waited 5 hours after Katrina hit, then ordered a further 48 hour delay. Tasked to "convey a positive image" about the government's response to the disaster.
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"...the controversy surrounding the agency and its dilatory response to the crisis escalated after documents surfaced showing that its director, Michael Brown, had hesitated for five hours after the storm hit before acting.
"He then sent off a memo to his boss, Michael Chertoff, the head of the homeland security department, suggesting that 1,000 Fema workers should be sent in after another 48-hour wait, apparently for training purposes. One of their tasks, Mr Brown wrote, would be to "convey a positive image" about the government's response to the disaster."
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||(Sometimes a) Great Notion
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|Nero's Rome and bush's NO
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