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Hurricane Katrina pitted a Republican White House against a Louisiana Governor and New Orleans mayor of a different party. The tensions around the BP Oil Spill response exposed the political animosity between a Democratic White House and five Republican governors who were unhappy with the response. Find a disaster that isn’t political, and it is bound to be in a nation that does not have voting.


Kayyem, Juliette. "Hurricane Solidarity Won't Last Long." Boston Globe, October 30, 2012.