Ex-FEMA director Brown, of Katrina notoriety, flees Colorado wildfires
BOULDER, Colorado ” Michael D. Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was among those forced to flee his home by the wildfires in Boulder County, Colorado.
Brown’s home north of Boulder was spared, but he and his wife, Tamarra, spent the night at a friend’s rental apartment in nearby Longmont. He had a “go kit,” stuffed with medication and cash ” a leftover from his FEMA tenure when he was called out on disasters.
President George W. Bush appointed Brown to head FEMA in 2003. Brown was criticized for FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina and resigned afterward.