CNN dot com:
FEMA gave away about $85 million in household goods meant for Hurricane Katrina victims, a CNN investigation has found.
FEMA said some of the items were donations from companies after Katrina, but most were purchased in the field as "starter kits" for people living in trailers provided by the agency. And even though the stocks were offered to state agencies after FEMA decided to get rid of them, one of the states that passed was Louisiana.
John Medica, director of the Louisiana Federal Property Assistance Agency (contact numbers here) in Baton Rouge, said he was unaware that Katrina victims still had a need for the household supplies. Louisiana Recovery Authority Director Paul Rainwater is taking the lead on determing where this serious breakdown in communication occured.
I'm just flabbergasted at the ineptitude of everyone involved.