Former New Orleans disaster master Dr. Ed Blakely is on the scene of the devastating floods in Queensland, offering his expertise to the unfortunate Australians. In this video interview taped at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Blakely offers proscriptions and prescriptions that sound awfully familiar...
There's a regional ecology that's been affected, but a regional ecology has no respect for political boundaries.
New Orleans was a total destruction — but this is a cleanup operation.
We have to decide how we're gonna build, where we're gonna build, and not hope for the best — but prepare for the future.