December 17, 2002 |
WASHINGTON -- Joe Allbaugh, the "gentle giant" who managed George W. Bush's presidential campaign, announced his resignation Monday as head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency but cautioned that he was "not going very far." Allbaugh, 50, is the latest in a series of administration officials to announce his return to the private sector. Like several others, he intends to play a role in Bush's reelection campaign.
June 20, 2001 |
Tropical Storm Allison killed more people and caused greater damage than expected because people were taken by surprise, said Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in Miami. At least 50 deaths in six states have been blamed on Allison since the storm came ashore in Texas nearly two weeks ago. Twenty-three of the deaths were in Texas, where damage estimates are expected to exceed $4 billion.
April 26, 2001 |
The Mississippi River crested Wednesday at Davenport, where the levees held and a war of words with the Bush administration's top disaster official quieted--at least for the moment. The river crested early Wednesday alongside this city of nearly 100,000 people at 22.3 feet, shy of the predicted peak of 22.5 feet and below the record crest in 1993 of 22.6 feet.
April 12, 2001 |
With one leading forecaster predicting 10 tropical storms, including a half-dozen hurricanes, emergency management officials gathered Wednesday to plan for the upcoming hurricane season. "We can change the impact of disasters. We, as a nation, can reduce the loss of life . . . by taking effective action now," Joe Allbaugh, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told the opening session of the 2001 National Hurricane Conference.
May 9, 2001 |
President Bush on Tuesday assigned the task of responding to a terrorist attack in the United States to the government agency responsible for mopping up after hurricanes and floods. "It is clear that the threat of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons being used against the United States--while not immediate--is very real," the president said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2001
In the early 1800s, Capt. Henry Shreve (as in Shreveport) ignited a constitutional debate by suggesting that the federal government help clear old logjams from waterways like the Mississippi River. Federal, state and local governments haven't stopped their vast interstate plumbing projects since. Governments (and barge companies) like straight lines. Rivers want to meander, spreading the benefits of silt everywhere. Homeowners don't see silt that way.