Listen: Hurricane Katrina, Fema, New Orleans discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Hurricane Katrina churned its way through the Gulf of Mexico towards the United States. It hit Florida First. And then a few days later on the morning of August twenty ninth the category. Four hurricane made landfall in Mississippi and Louisiana winds were recorded in excess of one hundred and seventy miles per hour. The people of New Orleans thought they had dodged a bullet as the city had been spared a direct hit. But over the next few days. The Levy system overburdened by rain and the storm search began to give way by the thirtieth of August. Eighty percent of the city was underwater by September. First as the world watched an estimated thirty thousand residents of New Orleans were seeking shelter under the damaged roof of the Superdome and an additional twenty five thousand had gathered at the convention center. Very soon the shortage of food and drink. Qaba water became a serious issue and temperatures reached ninety degrees to people on the ground. The federal response to the disaster. Especially by FEMA was too slow and woefully inadequate. Here's FEMA director. Michael Brown responding to the criticism. People are getting the help. I understand the frustration that it'd be expressed by some of -mergency managers of others. This is ongoing disaster. Ultimately, more than eighteen hundred people died in the hurricane and its aftermath. Fema was widely criticized for mishandling the emergency response effort during and after Hurricane Katrina in using most of its resources to prepare for acts of terrorism. The agency was completely ill equipped to deal with natural disasters such as a hurricane and its aftermath. Be idea is to."