More evidence of the rank stupidity of the world:
"...officials realized that Hurricane Katrina had exposed a critical flaw in the national disaster response plans created after the Sept. 11 attacks. According to the administration's senior domestic security officials, the plan failed to recognize that local police, fire and medical personnel might be incapacitated."
- New York Times, Sep 9 2005. (highlighting mine)
Right. And I suppose we needn't worry about terrorists setting off a nuclear device in Manhattan either - after all, the NYPD will be around to arrest them afterwards won't they?
I love the way the article makes it sound like this was some obscure little glitch rather than an assumption so obviously flawed that a child of 12 could spot it. Who comes up with these plans anyway?