On Saturday at 8:30 p.m. — about 35 hours before Katrina hit the Gulf Coast — Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center, was so concerned about the storm, he personally called the governors of Mississippi and Louisiana as well as the mayor of New Orleans to make sure they understood the severity of the situation.
The next day, President Bush listened in on a FEMA conference call during which Mayfield warned of a storm surge of more than 20 feet of water rolling over levees.
Of course, that didn't stop 'ol Bush from lying in Diane Sawyer's face the following week on Good Morning America, telling her he didn't think anyone anticipated the levees being breached.
It all comes out in the wash, eh?
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