THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Ex-FEMA chief spreads the blame

Defends himself, sees local failings

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / September 28, 2005

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WASHINGTON -- Michael D. Brown, the former FEMA director, said yesterday that ''dysfunctional" state and local governments in Louisiana had worsened the suffering and loss of life in the Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, and that the agency's response was hurt by the Bush administration's focus on terror at the expense of domestic emergency operations. (Full article: 1135 words)

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