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FEBRUARY 13, 2006
10:05 AM

CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy
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Response to Katrina: "One Failure After Another"

WASHINGTON - February 13 -

Suber works with the People's Hurricane Relief Fund. He said today: "It wasn't Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans, it was the government failure on the levees. And it's been one failure after another since. The government has failed to ensure that people can return to their communities and now FEMA is evicting 40,000 of these people from emergency housing."
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Browne is co-director of the Advancement Project, which is working to ensure voting rights for those displaced.
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Nayak is communications director of the Praxis Project, which is helping coordinate the Katrina Information Network, an informational clearinghouse.
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Professor of political economy and economics at the University of Texas at Dallas, Dumas is author of the book Lethal Arrogance: Human Fallibility and Dangerous Technologies and an expert on crisis management.

Director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management, Holdeman wrote the article "Destroying FEMA." He can assess priorities of government agencies in emergency preparedness.
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