Friday, February 10, 2006
“I was appalled to learn today that over 20 agencies were aware of the levee breaches in New Orleans as early as Monday, August 29th – the day Katrina hit. It is clear that if the Administration knew sooner that our levees had breached, they should have acted sooner. By providing major federal resources immediately, the Administration could have avoided the major loss of life and property with which our city must now cope. Obviously, the delay in federal action made the situation much worse."