Clinton: Country Needs New Disaster Approach

Aventura, Fla. (AP) -- Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton favors creating a national insurance backup fund to help keep the nation prepared for disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

Clinton, in an interview with the Associated Press, said she came to her conclusion after meeting with Florida Governor Charlie Crist and the state's congressional delegation about the need for a national catastrophe insurance fund.

Clinton said that placing the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Homeland Security in the aftermath of Katrina is one of the Bush Administration's greatest failings.

The New York Senator says she favors putting more focus on preparing for storms before they hit, not after.

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