I do know what I'm talking about. I have studied the details regarding Hurricane Katrina and the storm's aftermath for seven years. FEMA did nothing, just like they always do. The only thing that has changed is now FEMA does a lot of talking, to make it look like they're doing something when they really aren't. As the old saying goes: "Talk is cheap".
I don't consider sending troops to New Orleans to shoot at looters to be doing anything. And furthermore, the US government knew for years about the flaws in the design of "MR-GO" and did nothing about it. Although Katrina would have been an unprecedented disaster either way, the horrific aftermath could have been prevented if not for the government's lazy response.
I agree with Ron Paul that FEMA should be done away with. They do nothing, and are a tool of the nєω ωσrℓ∂ σr∂єr.