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Post by TriciaG » November 16th, 2014, 1:18 pm

A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina by the United States House of Representatives.

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In September 2005, the House of Representatives created the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina. The Committee was charged with conducting "a full and complete investigation and study and to report its findings to the House not later than February 15, 2006, regarding-- (1) the development, coordination, and execution by local, State, and Federal authorities of emergency response plans and other activities in preparation for Hurricane Katrina; and (2) the local, State, and Federal government response to Hurricane Katrina."

The Committee presents the report narrative and the findings that stem from it to the U.S. House of Representatives and the American people for their consideration. Members of the Select Committee agree unanimously with the report and its findings. Other Members of Congress who participated in the Select Committee’s hearings and investigation but were not official members of the Select Committee, while concurring with a majority of the report’s findings, have presented additional views as well, which we offer herein on their behalf.

First and foremost, this report is issued with our continued thoughts and prayers for Katrina’s victims. Their families. Their friends. The loss of life, of property, of livelihoods and dreams has been enormous. And we salute all Americans who have stepped up to the plate to help in any way they can. (Summary modified from the Preface.)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 17th, 2014, 3:07 pm

May I claim Sections 16 - 19 (Evacuation) please?

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Post by TriciaG » November 17th, 2014, 3:24 pm

Certainly! Welcome to the project. 8-)
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Post by TriciaG » November 18th, 2014, 6:50 pm

Moving to Readers Wanted.
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Post by minorfires » November 20th, 2014, 10:19 am

May I claim the preface and first chapter (sections 0-5)?

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Post by TriciaG » November 20th, 2014, 12:27 pm

minorfires wrote:May I claim the preface and first chapter (sections 0-5)?
Welcome!

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Post by michellejennifer » November 29th, 2014, 4:47 pm

May I please claim the conclusion (section 52)?

How do I handle the footnotes?

Thank you!
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Post by TriciaG » November 29th, 2014, 7:24 pm

Section 52 is yours. Welcome!

Ignore the footnotes. They're only citations to reports, etc., so they're not very interesting to the listener.
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Post by michellejennifer » December 5th, 2014, 4:29 pm

Thank you!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 7th, 2014, 10:47 pm

Here's Section 16 -- (Chapter 7 - Evacuation - part 1) -- (length 24:32)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/failureofinitiative_16_ushor_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » December 8th, 2014, 6:55 am

Thank you, Maria!

ETA: PL OK. :)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » December 10th, 2014, 10:02 pm

Thanks, Tricia!

Here's Section 17 -- (Evacuation, part 2) -- (length 30:47)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/failureofinitiative_17_ushor_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » December 11th, 2014, 7:48 am

Thank you, Maria. :)
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Post by TriciaG » December 11th, 2014, 6:10 pm

PL OK on section 17. They evacuated stray animals slated for euthanasia, but didn't evacuate people? Yikes!
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Post by markpenfold » December 17th, 2014, 11:40 am

Hi, Tricia!

I would like to stake my claim to Section 23, FEMA Preparedness, and Section 46, Shelter and Housing. BTW...do we say, "CHAPTER 23" or "SECTION 23" at the start of our recordings?
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