Friday, February 10, 2006

Ex-FEMA director Michael Brown testifies on Katrina response

Former Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs today. Brown alleged that he notified top Department of Homeland Security officials about the levee breaches in New Orleans the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Also testifiying before the committee today were Patrick L. Rhode, Former FEMA Acting Deputy Director and Chief of Staff; Robert B. Stephan, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, Department of Homeland Security and Matthew Broderick, Director for Operations Coordination, Department of Homeland Security. The committee has archived the hearing for viewing. Next Tuesday, Department of Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff will testify before the committee.

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