Internal Documents on Katrina Prep Make Liar Out of Bush
Posted on Jan 24, 2006
Washington Post: In the 48 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit, the White House received detailed warnings about the storm’s likely impact, including eerily prescient predictions of breached levees, massive flooding, and major losses of life and property, documents show.
A 41-page assessment by the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC), was delivered by e-mail to the White House’s “situation room,” the nerve center where crises are handled, at 1:47 a.m. on Aug. 29, the day the storm hit, according to an e-mail cover sheet accompanying the document. | story
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Jack Jones walks through a heavily damaged Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 22.