posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Muaddib
A question. When are they going to fire the governor of Lousiana and the Mayor of NO? They are as much to blame as Brown, since it is their
responsibility to have helped evacuate these people and they had a lot more resources at their disposal yet they didn't use them.
simple, because they are ELECTED officals.
And from what I have learned, the govener did ask for federal help 3 days BEFORE the hurricane hit. (Aug 26th)
on aug 27 the mayor declared a voluntary evacuation, also on the same day, President Bush declared a Federal state of emergency in Louisiana under the
authority of the Stafford Act . The emergency declaration provides for federal assistance and funding and assigns to FEMA, by law, the
responsibility for coordinating relief efforts
On aug 28th the mayor decalred a MANDATORY evacuation as called on by Bush, and the National hurricane director the previous day. Every availible bus
was used to bring people to the superdome, but was quickly overwhelmed
AUg 29th katrina made it's second landfall on the LA coast
FEMA director Brown also urged local fire and rescue departments outside Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi not to send trucks or emergency workers
into disaster areas without an explicit request for help from state or local governments." Brown sought the approval from Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff five hours after landfall to activate 1,000 Homeland Security workers into the region. Brown acknowledges that this process will take
two days. Brown's memo to Chertoff described Katrina as "this near catastrophic event" but otherwise lacked any urgent language.
you might want to read this, instead of listening to spin on events and distorted timelines.
THere is enough blame to go around, But I doubt the Govener and Mayor are truely at fault more then Brown and Bush. Inaction and refusal of aid are
part of the problem people have with Brown and Bush.