Hurricane Katrina: Why Did the Levees Fail? Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, November 2, 2005 [open pdf - 47MB]
From the opening statement of committee chairman Susan M. Collins, "Today, the Committee continues its investigation into the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina. Our focus at our fifth hearing this morning will be on why the levee system in and around New Orleans failed." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan M. Collins, Joseph I. Lieberman, George V. Voinovich, Daniel K. Akaka, John W. Warner, Thomas R. Carper, Norm Coleman, Ivor Ll. van Heerden, Paul F. Mlakar, Raymond B. Seed and Peter Nicholson.
S. Hrg. 109-526; Senate Hearing 109-526
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