Friday, November 25, 2005

Disaster Planning Firm

Yahoo! News reports Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job.

Good luck. But he should consider that New Orleans had a plan here, and the State of Louisiana had plans here and here. They just ignored them, and sat back expecting the Feds to provide everything, but let them control everything. He should show his clients what Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama did that Louisiana did not do, and how that meant that they did not have near as many problems as Louisiana,
"If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses — because that goes straight to the bottom line — then I hope I can help the country in some way," Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions.

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