Katrina political fallout continues
Federal officials braced for riots in Mississippi in the days following Hurricane Katrina, new documents reveal. Faced with a growing body count and shortages of food and water, the Federal Emergency Management Agency knew their response system was poor and that they were unable to provide help quickly enough.
The eight pages of correspondence among FEMA officials, provided Monday by a special House committee investigating the government response to the storm, followed the release last week by Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco of more than 100,000 documents. Taken together, the details from both states provide evidence of a system in disarray. More from CBS News/AP
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