CNN.com - 'Can I quit now?' FEMA chief wrote as Katrina raged - Nov 3, 2005:
Two days after Katrina hit, Marty Bahamonde, one of the only FEMA employees in New Orleans, wrote to Brown that "the situation is past critical" and listed problems including many people near death and food and water running out at the Superdome.
Brown's entire response was: "Thanks for the update. Anything specific I need to do or tweak?"
Copies of the emails for your horrification.