Gov’t Warned Prior to Katrina Hit Of Storm’s Impact and Cost

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2006

A 39 page report from the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center, titled: Fast Analysis Report (Update to Reflect Category 5 Status) to DHS 1P on Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast, dated August 28, 2005, provides detailed estimates of the tremendous potential consequences of the storm on civilians, public and private infrastructure, and the economy. This data was provided to the White House prior to the catastrophic impact of the hurricanes on the Gulf states.
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  • White House Situation Room Put on Alert Pre-Katrina About Levee Break: Congressman Thompsom Writes the President Demanding Answers
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