Chertoff visits Gulf Coast, says FEMA 'much better'
By Ron Martz
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Copyright 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The dismal response by federal officials to Hurricane Katrina will not be repeated if a major storm hits this hurricane season, the head of the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday in Atlanta.
"Finally, after decades, we've started to build plans," Michael Chertoff said after meeting with Gov. Sonny Perdue and other state officials on hurricane preparations.