Relocations and Cleanup Spur New Round of Katrina Awards

Rubin, Debra K.; Illia, Tony; Winston, Sherie; Wright, Andrew G.
September 2005
ENR: Engineering News-Record;9/19/2005, Vol. 255 Issue 11, p16
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This article reports that the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is calling up its civilian troops to assess and repair Hurricane Katrina's mess and help its thousands of victims. To shore up his image in the affected area and across the U.S., President George W. Bush replaced embattled FEMA Director Michael D. Brown, under fire as inexperienced, with R. David Paulison, a 30-year veteran of fire and emergency services. The management shift hardly interrupted the parade of activated task orders or new contracts let by FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers for critical work, even as some critics questioned their contracting approach. Hurricane victims are set to be housed in mobile home and trailer communities of 5,000 to 25,000 people for three to five years as cities and towns are rebuilt.


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