Thursday, September 08, 2005
Bush: Worst Disaster to hit the U.S.
"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
From ABC News:
The next day [Sunday, Aug 28], President Bush listened in on a FEMA conference call during which [National Hurricane Center Director] Mayfield warned of a storm surge of more than 20 feet of water rolling over levees.
"FEMA is not going to hesitate at all in this storm," [FEMA Director Michael "Brownie"] Brown said. "We are not going to sit back and make this a bureaucratic process. We are going to move fast, we are going to move quickly and we are going to do whatever it takes to help disaster victims."