First there was the PDB, a memo, entitled Bin Laden determined to attack inside the U.S.

Today the Washington Post reports a dual find. An NISAC analysis delivered to the White House 48 hours before Katrina hit, along with a FEMA slide show presentation.

Here’s what FEMA told the White House:

The hurricane’s Category 4 storm surge could greatly overtop levees and protective systems” and destroy nearly 90 percent of city structures, the FEMA report said. It further predicted incredible search and rescue needs (60,000-plus)” and the displacement of more than a million residents.

They keep talking about the power of the executive branch, but they don’t seem to know how to use it…

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