FEMA head Michael Brown recalled to Washington
Friday, September 9, 2005
US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael Brown has been recalled to Washington after criticism of his role in managing the Hurricane Katrina crisis. US Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen replaces him as the direct head of operations.
Questions are being raised over Brown's background and his claims of previous experience in disaster management. US Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff is to hold a press conference in Baton Rouge at 13:45 EDT, where it is expected that an announcement will be made over Brown's future role.
- Daren Fonda and Rita Healy. "How Reliable Is Brown's Resume?" — , September 8, 2005
- Catherine Herridge/Associated Press. "FEMA Chief Taken Off On-Site Relief Efforts" — , September 09, 2005
- Peter Baker. "FEMA Director Replaced as Head Of Relief Effort" — , September 10, 2005
- Nancy Steinbach. "New Commander Named for Storm Recovery Efforts" — , September 10, 2005
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