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Bill Bowlin on Technology

 


Hurricane planning needs more strategy and less red tape

Q. What should be done to improve federal response to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina?

A. Within two days of the San Francisco earthquake, mules packed with supplies entered the city. They had no prior warning & likely no stocks of ready supplies. While we witnessed heroic and selfless deeds of courage and mountains of charity during Katrina, the key ingredient of leadership was lacking in key positions. We have to work on strategic planning and reducing red tape in many areas.

Source: Q&A in The Clarion-Ledger Jun 4, 2006

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