Lack of plan hurt Katrina-hit states' response: "But the most recent Louisiana emergency operations plan doesn't address how to evacuate in the case of flooding from storm surge, saying simply that 'The Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area represents a difficult evacuation problem due to the large population and its unique layout.'
...Louisiana officials could not be reached for comment this week. Mississippi and Louisiana officials, however, have increasingly decried what they called a slow federal response to the disaster, blaming the Federal Emergency Management Agency."

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