Sunday, February 04, 2007

FEMA Calls Rebuilding Complete As New Orleans Restored To Former Squalor...

Below is an excerpt from an interesting article I read about FEMA's work in restoring New Orleans after the Katrina visit. Read the rest of this great article here.

NEW ORLEANS—After an unprecedented 18-month cleanup and repair effort supervised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and several state and local government bureaus, Undersecretary for Federal Emergency Management R. David Paulison announced Monday that the city of New Orleans has been successfully returned to its pre–Hurricane Katrina state of decay and deterioration. Civic leaders unveil the new old New Orleans. "Our job here is done," said Paulison, who was joined by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco in a ceremony along the banks of the Industrial Canal. "Our beloved Big Easy has its soul back. The downtown shops are open and in full violation of code, the nightlife is alive with the sound of violence, and the streets are once again safe for poverty and vice."

What an insightful article! I think the news media is finally getting it!

Later...

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