Sep 04: Jefferson Parish President, Interviewed on MTP, Tells of FEMA Cutting Emergency Phone Lines, Blocking Water and Fuel Shipments
--reports that his emergency services director's mother died after waiting five days for help
Sep 04: The (Missing) Buses of New Orleans
Sep. 03: Fake Bush Aid Stations Revealed by German TV
Translation here: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2005/9/3/22494/85287/77#77
--Additional notes here: http://www.warandpiece.com/blogdirs/002485.html
Sep. 03: Repair of 17th St. Levee Faked for Bush Photo-Op
Sep. 03: Bush's Visit Interrupts Food Delivery
Sep. 03: LA Gov: Rescue Flight Not Needed
Sep. 03: National Guard Troops from Other States Delayed by "Washington"
Sep. 03: "Renegade" Boat Rescues Blocked for Two Days
Sep. 02: Salvation Army Rescue Fan Boats Turned Back by National Guard: Disaster Victims "Not in the Right Grid Today"
The Contractual Obligations of DHS:
In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort...
Sep 03: Beneath the Radar: Pentagon Investigator Accused of Protecting Bush Officials Resigns, Takes Job with Defense Contractor
Mike Brown, Itinerant Incompetent
FEMA director Mike Brown, a “total fucking disaster”
by Goldy, 09/02/2005, 12:34 AM
“An unmitigated, total fucking disaster.” That’s not a quote from Mike Brown, but rather, a quote describing him. And most disturbingly, it’s not even a reference to his dismal performance as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This blunt critique was emailed to me from a regular reader who was apparently attracted to HorsesAss.org by her passion for politics and her love of Arabian horses.
'I think I’ve told you that I’m into Arab horses. Well, for 3 years Michael Brown was hired and then fired by our IAHA, the International Arabian Horse Assoc. He was an unmitigated, total fucking disaster. I was shocked as hell when captain clueless put him in charge of FEMA a couple of years ago. He or the WH lied on the WH presser announcing him to FEMA. IAHA was never connected to the Olympic Comm, only the half Arab registry then and the governing body to the state and local Arabian horse clubs. He ruined IAHA financially so badly that we had to change the name and combine it with the Purebred registry.'
-- source: BlackFlagCafe, ComeBackAlive.com
Sep 01: FEMA chief: Victims bear some responsibility
Brown pleased with effort: 'Things are going relatively well'
Thursday, September 1, 2005; Posted: 11:41 p.m. EDT (03:41 GMT)
Brown: When evacuation warnings go out, people should realize it's for their own good.
(CNN) -- The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday those New Orleans residents who chose not to heed warnings to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina bear some responsibility for their fates.
Michael Brown also agreed with other public officials that the death toll in the city could reach into the thousands.
"Unfortunately, that's going to be attributable a lot to people who did not heed the advance warnings," Brown told CNN.
"I don't make judgments about why people chose not to leave but, you know, there was a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans," he said.
Sep. 02: CNN's Compare and Contrast--Official Claims Vs. Eyewitness Reports
Homeland Security Confirms American Red Cross Kept Out
FEMA "turned away Police and Doctors" at the stateline
Louisiana State Police Decline Aid
VA Dept. of Emergency Management: VA Police not Needed in Louisiana... Maybe, Later, in Mississippi, Though.
Rescue Copters Fired On... or Possibly Not.
September 01, 4:00 PM: FEMA Declines Russian Aid Offer
September 01: NO Emergency Manager "hasn't seen a single FEMA guy"
September 01: Congress Denied Funds for Reducing LA Coastal Erosion
The Boston Globe reported Thursday that as recently as this summer Congress denied Louisiana help to protect its eroding coastline from flooding and major storms such as Katrina...
Sep 01 : Plan B: Plugging the Hole with a Barge
NEW ORLEANS (CBS/WWL) — Engineers are scrambling to plug two broken New Orleans levees, reports CBS affiliate WWL in New Orleans. They hauled dozens of 15-foot concrete barriers and dropped 3,000-pound sandbags to plug New Orleans' breached levees but were unsuccessful. Officials say they have another plan, finding a barge to plug the hole.
Aug 31: 1 Hurricane= 3 Amphibious Assault Ships... Plus a Rescue and Salvage Ship.
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — The U.S. Navy announces three amphibious ships and a rescue and salvage ship based in Hampton Roads are getting underway Aug. 31
Aug 31: Adm. Keating of NORCOM Awaits Bush's and Blanco's Requests...
08/28: LA Gov. Blanco Accepts Nat'l Guard Help from Other States
09/01: "Washington" Finishes Filling Out Paperwork, Allowing NG Requests to Go Forward
Aug. 27 : Bush Press Release: "FEMA to Coordinate All Disaster Relief Efforts"