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Posted on 08.31.05
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  • Posted on 08.31.05

As mayor, I sit through regular (and, often, tedious) meetings with our local Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and public safety officials. We review contingency plans — and practice working together under simulated conditions of emergency.

Watching the news from New Orleans, I am reminded how important these planning sessions could turn out to be.

We have spoken to officials in New Orleans and offered them any assistance they might need. Right now, they just don’t know.