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Stung By New Katrina Video, Gov. Blanco Gave Wrong Information To White House


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Nov 27, 2005
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Hitchin - UK
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Isnt it shame how this will barely get the same coverage as the bush tape.

It just goes to show there were failures across the board.

Louisiana Gov. Stung By New Katrina Prep Video, Gov. Blanco Gave Wrong Information To White House

WASHINGTON -- As Hurricane Katrina loomed over the Gulf Coast, federal and state officials agonized over the threat to levees and lives. Hours after the catastrophic storm hit, Louisiana's governor believed New Orleans' crucial floodwalls were still intact.

"We keep getting reports in some places that maybe water is coming over the levees," Gov. Kathleen Blanco said shortly after noon on Aug. 29 - the day the storm hit the Gulf coast.

"We heard a report unconfirmed, I think, we have not breached the levee," she said on a video of the day's disaster briefing that was obtained Thursday night by The Associated Press. "I think we have not breached the levee at this time."
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