"The document enumerates what she requested.<br>A very interesting list to say the least. For the lazy, busses and troops were not on the list."<br><br>From the CRS document you linked, the lawyers for the CRS concluded that Governor Blanco requested full evacuation assistance from the Federal government in addition to the activating the state plan. ref: CRS-5<br><br>The Federal government complies with this emergency request for evacuation assistance. The President authorized FEMA and HS to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. ref: CRS-6<br><br><br><br><br>Note: If you want to check Homeland Security's National Response Plan , http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0566.xml, I bet it says something about Federal coordination of National Guard troops and evacuation assistance.<br><br><br><br><br><br>