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FEMA Criticized For Slow Response In Houston

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FEMA Criticized For Slow Response In Houston

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FEMA Criticized For Slow Response In Houston

FEMA Criticized For Slow Response In Houston

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Power is still out Monday for millions of people along the Gulf Coast of Texas — 48 hours after Hurricane Ike's winds tore apart seaside communities and its rains flooded Houston. Emergency workers struggled through the weekend to rescue thousands of people who ignored evacuation orders. People who didn't leave say help was slow to come after the storm passed.

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