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“It’s like we had three disasters. We first had the storm, then the breaking of the levees and then the federal and state response,” he said. “We took a call in my office from a helicopter pilot who wanted to rescue people stranded, but he couldn’t get permission to go, and he was running out of time.

“We called FEMA to get permission. FEMA told us the FAA was the one able to give permission. So we called the FAA, and they told us to call the military. The military told us to call FEMA.”

In the end, Jindal said, he took matters into his own hands.

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