Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FEMA using lessons from Katrina to deal with Tropical Storm Isaac

WASHINGTON -- Seven years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, federal officials say they are embracing the most important lesson they learned from that catastrophe as they brace for Tropical Storm Isaac: collaborate, early and often.

"The biggest lesson we've learned is that we have to work together as a team at the state and federal level," Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told reporters during a conference call Monday.

"We've learned those lessons," he said, "to not wait to start talking to each other." Read More