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|As far back as eight years ago, Congress ordered the
Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a plan for evacuating New Orleans during a massive hurricane, but the money instead went to studying the causeway bridge that spans the city's Lake Pontchartrain, officials say.
The outcome provides one more example of the government's failure to prepare for a massive but foreseeable catastrophe, said the lawmaker who helped secure the money for FEMA to develop the evacuation plan. NOW ROVE'S IN CHARGE WITH $62 BILLION TO SPEND REPAIRING BUSH IMAGE
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