- Making News: Senate Report Concludes That FEMA Is "Beyond Repair"
The Federal Emergency Management Agency broke down so completely during the Hurricane Katrina crisis that today, eight months later, a Senate committee is recommending that FEMA be shut down altogether and a new disaster-response agency created from scratch. Bobby Block covers homeland security for the Wall Street Journal.
- Reporter's Notebook: Sago Mine Survivor Says Air Packs Failed
The lone survivor of January's fatal Sago Mine explosion in West Virginia is still recovering from brain damage but, yesterday, he wrote to the families of his 11 colleagues who perished underground. Randal McCloy shared the details of the 41-hour ordeal, including that 4 of their 12 rescue air packs didn't work. Davitt McAteer, special advisor to the Governor of West Virginia on the disaster, was with the families when the letter was read.
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