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The number of “government agencies, from local Louisiana parishes to the White House, [that] reported that New Orleans levees were breached Aug. 29, the day Hurricane Katrina roared ashore.” The Bush administration was first informed at 8:30 ET on August 29; Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff claimed at the time he learned of the breach “midday” on August 30.

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