Hurricane Katrina: Recommendations for Reform: Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, March 8, 2006 [open pdf - 12MB]
This hearing entitled "Hurricane Katrina: Recommendations for Reform" was before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on March 8, 2006. From the text: "The fact is that the failures of government associated with Hurricane Katrina were overwhelming, and they occurred at all levels. That is clear from our investigation and I know is self-evident at this point to the American people. Government's response to Katrina was a national disgrace, and it has shaken the confidence of the American people in their leaders' ability to protect them when they most need that protection. However, out of this catastrophe, which has been followed, I am afraid, by a painfully slow and flawed recovery, we have a chance together to show the way to the creation of a new system of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery that learns from those agencies that worked very well, like the Weather Service and the Coast Guard, while reforming those that did not, like FEMA. That is our charge."
S. Hrg. 109-863; Senate Hearing 109-863; Serial No. 109-863
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