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Where the System Broke Down
Our stories on the confusion that marked the response to Hurricane Katrina drew mail from readers who found fault at all levels of government. Some who wrote, however, argued against finger pointing

Thank you for "4 places where the system Broke Down" [Sept. 19]. You provided balanced reporting on how officials responded to Hurricane Katrina. The recovery efforts by the Federal Government were disorganized and sluggish. The disaster has revealed the inefficiency of bureaucracy in times of crisis. FEMA [the Federal Emergency Management Agency] was ill-prepared to handle...

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