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2005.09.18

More hurricane-mitigation funds that lined someone's pockets instead

Money Earmarked for Evacuation Redirected

As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the causeway bridge that spans the city's Lake Pontchartrain, officials say.

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The $500,000 that Congress appropriated [in 1997] for the evacuation plan went to a commission that studied future options for the 24-mile bridge over Lake Pontchartrain, FEMA spokesman Butch Kinerney said.

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Read the rest here.


Hmmm, who was President in 1997? Gee, let me think a minute. Yep, it was all W's fault. Should have known.

Captain Ed has more here on where part of the money went that might have kept Katrina from being such a disaster.

Update: More on Louisiana corruption here. (Hat tip: William Page.)

Posted by Bill Faith on September 18, 2005 at 01:36 AM | Permalink


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