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9.08.2005

Fema knew

Brownie is a liar! Everyone knows about the San Andreas fault and its implications, how long have people been talking about Cali falling into the ocean? But did we ever hear of a possible catastrophic hurricane in Nola? Not nationally....

California Earthquake Could Be the Next Katrina

U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones remembers attending an emergency training session in August 2001 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that discussed the three most likely catastrophes to strike the United States.

First on the list was a terrorist attack in New York. Second was a super-strength hurricane hitting New Orleans. Third was a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault.

Now that the first two have come to pass, she and other earthquake experts are using the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity to reassess how California would handle a major temblor.
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