The Times (which for our rabid right wing readers is hardly a “lefty” newspaper before any comments are made here) has this timeline of who knew what and when on hurricane Katrina:
Saturday, August 27
At 10am, the National Hurricane Centre issues a hurricane warning for the “southeastern coast of Louisiana… including metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.” Forecasters predict that the storm will make landfall a fraction to the east of New Orleans on either Monday or Tuesday.
I have taken this piece of the timeline specifically, as it is important to note that this hurricane warning specifically mentioned the southeastern coast of Louisiana.
Given that the south east of Louisiana was specifically mentioned, on the 27th August, why did the White House, in this press release from the same day direct federal emergency assistance to all counties in Louisiana but the south and south east of the state? See a map here of the state for confirmation of the counties where federal assistance was directed.
It wasn’t until the 29th August, as shown in this press release, from the White House that southern counties were mentioned.Powered by Sidelines