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Leaked emails expose US hurricane chaos

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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:03 AM
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A series of leaked emails has revealed infighting and chaos at the heart of the US government’s response to Hurricane Katrina.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) struggled to locate food, ice, water and body bags in the days after the disaster, fretted about media coverage and criticised local officials.

William Carwile, a top FEMA employee in Mississippi, wrote to a state official on September 3: “Biggest issue: resources are far exceeded by requirements.

“Getting less than 25% of what we have been requesting from HQ daily.”

The emails were requested by a House select committee investigating the government’s response to Katrina.


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posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 10:06 AM
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Will the government have to answer for their shortcomings in the aftermath of the disaster or will it all be swept under the rug?



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 06:58 PM
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Have they ever answered to anything in the past? Bush is blatant in all of his mistakes; and does not even seem to try to hide them. They just seem to... Go away!



posted on Oct, 24 2005 @ 07:16 PM
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they'll just ask for more money, more power, and more opertunities to abuse both.



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 12:14 PM
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Who would the government have to answer to?



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