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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-05 07:31 PM
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Is anyone watching Ted Koppel's ABC special on Katrina - what went wrong?
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This program is sparing no one.

A FEMA official in a press conference with Gov. Blanco and Sen. Landrieu is shown saying that the metropolitan NOLA area is NOT flooding and that water levels are actually going down in some areas. Gov. Blanco nods her head.

Then they show the aerial footage of downtown NOLA... FLOODED.

Chertoff is shown saying that the 17th st. canal breach occured sometime late Mon. or Tues. morning. A flash flood memo document is shown, along with a report saying that the first breach occurred around 8 a.m., with the second at around 2 p.m.

Damning footage of Bush's comments in San Diego.

***A Dept. of Homeland Security official is the one who issued the order to divert people to the convention center.*** (This was new info. to me, I'd always assume the Mayor issued the order.) Koppel calls this decision well-intentioned, but disastrous.

Showing how a dot-com millionaire establishes communications for city officials.
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