New Orleans Wasn’t a Big Surprise

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aj September 5, 2005

Van Heerden is interviewed again in this investigative piece from, of all places, MSNBC. (via DigbysBlog). According to him, this exact scenario was simulated by his organization a year previously – dubbed “Hurricane Pam” – and predicted EXACTLY what has happened. But the Army Corps of Engineers people in his audience literally giggled at him as he gave his presentation.

He said they’d have to set up a tent city. Their reply? “Americans don’t live in tents.”

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