FEMA chief: Response plan retooled
By Carol Eisenberg
Newsday (New York)
Copyright 2006 Newsday, Inc.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — After the government's disastrous response to Hurricane Katrina, new FEMA director R. David Paulison said yesterday that he has scrapped the agency's old model of moving in only after local and state authorities become overwhelmed.
As the Atlantic seaboard and Gulf Coast areas head into peak hurricane season, Paulison vowed that unlike last year, "FEMA is going to be ready to respond. We are literally light years ahead of where we were last year. We're not necessarily where we want to be. But I don't ever want to say we're where we want to be."
Full story: FEMA chief: Response plan retooled