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Aug 27, 2010 11:31 AM by Letitia Walker

Nagin, Brown Says US Not Ready for Another Disaster

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina, former
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and former FEMA chief Michael Brown
agree that the country is not prepared for another major disaster.
Speaking Friday on NBC's "Today" show, both said not enough
changes have been made since the 2005 storm devastated the Gulf
Coast.
Nagin said FEMA has new people but hasn't changed the way it
operates.
Brown, who became a target of the outrage over the governme--Ss
response, said systemic failures still need to be addressed.
Brown also said the American people haven't realized their
responsibilities in a crisis and "there was a disconnect" about
what the Bush administration was saying about the situation, and
how bad things actually were.

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