Skip to comments.Mike Brown's experience in hurricane and storm disaster relief.
Posted on 09/10/2005 11:00:06 AM PDT by PhilipFreneau
Since becoming FEMA director in January 2003, Michael Brown had organized the the relief efforts of 165 federally declared disaster areas, including the following hurricane and tropical storm emergency and major disasters (with initial dates and affected states):
09/07 New Mexico Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/07 Oregon Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/07 Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/07 Dist of Col. Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/07 Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 Colorado Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 Utah Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 Oklahoma Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/05 Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation
09/02 Texas Hurricane Katrina
09/02 Arkansas Hurricane Katrina
08/28 Alabama Hurricane Katrina
08/28 Mississippi Hurricane Katrina
08/27 Louisiana Hurricane Katrina
08/23 Louisiana Tropical Storm Cindy
07/10 Florida Hurricane Dennis
07/10 Mississippi Hurricane Dennis
07/10 Alabama Hurricane Dennis
02/18 American Samoa Tropical Cyclone Olaf, including High Winds, High Surf, and Heavy Rainfall
11/15 Delaware Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne
10/18 Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne
10/07 US Virgin Is. Tropical Storm Jeanne
10/07 South Carolina Tropical Storm Frances
10/01 New York Tropical Depression Ivan
10/01 New Jersey Tropical Depression Ivan
09/26 Florida Hurricane Jeanne
09/24 Georgia Tropical Storm Frances
09/19 Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan
09/19 Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances
09/18 Georgia Hurricane Ivan
09/18 North Carolina Hurricane Ivan
09/17 Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Jeanne and Resulting Landslides and Mudslides
09/16 Florida Hurricane Ivan
09/15 Mississippi Hurricane Ivan
09/15 Alabama Hurricane Ivan
09/15 Louisiana Hurricane Ivan
09/15 South Carolina Tropical Storm Gaston
09/10 North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances
09/04 Florida Hurricane Frances
09/03 Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes Associated with Tropical Depression Gaston
09/01 South Carolina Hurricane Charley
08/26 Mariana Islands Flooding, High Surf, Storm Surge, and High Winds as a result of Super Typhoon Chaba
08/13 Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie
07/29 Guam High Winds, Flooding, and Mudslides as a result of Tropical Storm Tingting
07/29 Mariana Islands Flooding, High Surf, High Winds, and Wind-Driven Rain associated with Typhoon Tingting
04/10 Micronesia Typhoon Sudal
01/13 American Samoa High Winds, High Surf and Heavy Rainfall Associated With Tropical Cyclone Heta
12/19 Micronesia Typhoon Lupit
09/26 Pennsylvania Tropical Storms Henri and Isabel, and Related Severe Storms and Flooding
09/23 Delaware Tropical Storm Henri
09/20 Delaware Hurricane Isabel
09/20 Dist of Col. Hurricane Isabel
09/19 Maryland Hurricane Isabel
09/18 Virginia Hurricane Isabel
09/18 North Carolina Hurricane Isabel
07/17 Texas Hurricane Claudette
01/06 Micronesia Typhoon Pongsona
10,000-x= number of lives saved by Brown. QED.
>> I think if the death toll from Katrina comes in at anything short of Ray Nagin's figure of 10,000, W should give Brown the Medal of Freedom <<<
And at the ceremony the President should declare, "Michael Brown is the most experienced hurricane and tropical storm disaster relief expert on the planet, and his experience paid off in the Katrina disaster".
I keep asking and so far haven't had a satisfactory answer...what was the failure of FEMA and Michael Brown? I'm looking for chapter and verse of regulations where the failures supposedly occurred, not just the claims of the MSM. The dems are not after Michael Brown. They got him as a way to put blood in the water and get to George W. Bush.
Gosh! why didn't I see this list in the NY Times?
>>> Gosh! why didn't I see this list in the NY Times? <<<
Because this is news. The New York Times is a left-wing propaganda outlet.
Yes! And to top it off we should start a thank you thread to
Michael Brown to let the dems know that some of us appreciate his knowledge and expertise.
I'm sure Micheal Brown is a great guy, but Bush did the right thing in taking away operational control from him of FEMA on the ground
>>> I'm sorry, but anyone on that Thursday night of the disaster who says everything is O.K.in N.O. obviously was not on top of his game. I'm sure Micheal Brown is a great guy, but Bush did the right thing in taking away operational control from him of FEMA on the ground. <<<
You keep spouting those DNC talking points and the media will be interviewing you instead of Hagel.
I think you found a mole in the bush administration. < / sarcasm >
Look, I'm not bashing the guy. He obviously isn't cut out for the leadership role FEMA needs at this moment. Most people aren't.
Bush needed to fish or cut bait.
Commanders who suffer defeats--and that includes propoganda defeats--tend to be removed.
He looked inept. That matters.
Liberals and Big Media need a scapegoat for the disaster. They obviously can't blame an incompetent Dem, female governor and an incompetent Dem, Black mayor. By default the blame goes to Bush and Brown. I'm sure Big Media (BM) if they could, would like to blame Bush and Rove for creating the hurricane with an evil conservative hurricane machine, dynamiting the levees, shackling Blanco and Nagin while giving them muscle and brain paralyzing drugs, and preventing relief workers from entering NO. Actually they are trying to do that. I'm only slightly exaggerating.
That would be a disaster. Medal of Freedom? PULEEZE! You are seriously delusional. George Tenet didn't deserve it either.
>> Look, I'm not bashing the guy. He obviously isn't cut out for the leadership role FEMA needs at this moment. Most people aren't. <<<
Excuse me, but you are bashing him. Where did you get the notion that he is not cut out for the job, the New York Times? In approximately a week Brown and his 2500 employees turned 90,000 square miles of disaster area, including a major city that is approximately 80% under water, into a manageable project. In 10 days he was ready to turn the job over to subordinates and move on to planning for other potential disasters.
Of course, I am certain you or someone you know could have done a better job, right?
That was pretty much the problem -- following the rules and regulations instead of stepping up to the job and getting it done.