As Harvey Hits, Trump Administration Looks to Katrina: We've ‘gotten a Lot Better'

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is projecting readiness and resolve as Hurricane Harvey slams into the Texas coast. And that's partly because of the painful memories from Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact more than a decade ago.The appalling conditions at the Superdome in New Orleans. The chaotic inability to get needed food, water and workers to the right spots. The "heck of a job" praise from President George W. Bush to stumbling Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown."It's on the minds of all the emergency managers in our community, especially those in Texas and Louisiana," Tom Bossert, a top homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, said Friday at a White House briefing. "That experience is still in their memory.""And what we've done is gotten a lot better as a government."  Continue reading...

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