More than 1,400 local, state and federal officials from around the country are in New Orleans this week to focus on hurricane response. Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the group that good communication is vital.
Mayor Landrieu said there have been dramatic improvements in disaster response since the days after Hurricane Katrina.
“I’m a FEMA fan now. FEMA’s gotten a lot better,” he said.
He said people working on hurricane preparedness, response and rebuilding often coordinate with other agencies.