FEMA Chief Sent Help Only After Storm Hit - Yahoo! News
What the heck?!
Reportedly, Brown also didn't know about the people hunkered down in the convention center, either, until the Press convinced him. "Rumors" he called it, I believe.
Ever one to look for the silver lining in anything, the good here is that we know just how stupid and incompetent we are regarding major natural disasters, as well as how stupid and incompetent we'd likely be in the event of a terrorist attack.
The first-responders, and the other folks on the ground, so to speak, have been wonderful - as usual. Their only lack, IMHO, has been a lack of adequate and timely direction from the folks in charge.
There's been a failure of leadership. Of governmental leadership. Of governmental leadership when it's needed most.
Bottom line: Let's fix this, and not have it happen again!