Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach is the anti-Nagin. He is thoughtful, well spoken, was able to get Blanko to sign on the dotted lines, and he got the President's attention regarding how the evacuation was handled. Instead of a cursory 10 minute meeting before the POTUS viewed the damage he got the ear of the president for nearly 2 hours. That right there says more about how SWLA handled the storm. Remember Houston's evacuation had many kinks. We had no deaths related to Rita, Texas had over 100, mostly from the evacuation.
I am guilty of seeing "FEMA" and "hurricane" and immediately focusing on New Orleans and responding based upon the anger that I feel toward the political leaders in N.O. and in Louisiana who constantly tell me that I can never do enough for N.O. and those "victims". I meant you or honest people no offense.
I understand they're not the same but it is time for FEMA and the gov't to stop paying for hotel rooms and rentals.