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Brown tweet on Superdome offends everyone who remembers Katrina cleanup disaster

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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Michael Brown, the former--disgraced--director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, probably doesn't have the best relationship with New Orleans.

After all, under his tutelage, the cleanup following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was considered disastrous, particularly the chaos in and around New Orleans' Superdome, where thousands of flood refugees took shelter.

About 16,000 people were stuck without adequate supplies, left to scrap for meager stockpiles of baby formula, defacate on the floor and feel around in the dark after the generators failed. At least two people were raped in the first two days, and three people died.

The Superdome, meant to be a refuge for survivors, quickly degenerated into a hell hole.

Naturally, people did not take it well when Brown fired off a tweet during the blackout at Sunday's Super Bowl, saying "fighting was going on at the NOLA Superdome." He included the hashtag: "#shocked."

Brown, of course, still blames Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for the catastrophe, and apparently doesn't see why people might be upset with the nature of his tweet.

But upset they are. (Warning: Some of the following tweets contain obscene language.)

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