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Frog Prince devnull at spamcop.net
Tue Sep 27 10:44:09 EDT 2005


| >>  I seriously doubt that was the case as they were the ones doing it.
| >
| http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9178501/
| The scenario was dubbed Hurricane Pam: 120 mph winds, a massive storm
surge, 20 feet
| of water in the city, 80 percent of buildings damaged, refugees on
rooftops, possibly
| gun violence that would slow the rescue.
| "What bothers me the most is all the people who've died unnecessarily,"
says Ivor Van
| Heerden, a hurricane researcher from Louisiana State University who ran
the exercise.
| Van Heerden says the federal government didn't take it seriously.
| "Those FEMA officials wouldn't listen to me," he says. "Those Corps of
| people giggled in the back of the room when we tried to present
| One recommendation from the exercise: Tent cities should be prepared for
| homeless.
| "Their response to me was: 'Americans don't live in tents,' and that was
about it,"
| recalls Van Heerden.

There was more self back patting from Gov Perry when he announced the plan
for providing fuel to those evacuating Galveston was implemented.  Turned
out the plan was for *two* 5000 gal tankers ... opps they could not get
through the grid lock.

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