Originally Posted by J Diddy
Part of FEMA's existence is to provide and coordinate recovery. You don't think cleaning up storm debris is part of recovery?
You are correct, but you leave out the reason this has worked everywhere except in Louisiana. FEMA sets up a command and control and takes over the recovery because the Govenor has declared a state disaster and the state is unable to manage. The state thus succeeds control of the disaster over to the Feds. The Govenor of Louisiana never todate made this declaration. Bush after 5 days of requesting this declaration over-rode the Govenor and took control.