Federal Eye: ‘Brownie’ Evacuated From Colorado Wildfires

What goes around comes around.

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown addresses a gathering of meteorologists on Jan. 18, 2006, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Photo by AP)Former FEMA Administrator Michael Brown, a.k.a. “Brownie,” was among approximately 11,000 residents of Boulder, Colo. evacuated yesterday amid raging wildfires that have scorched at least 1,000 acres. After his eagerly anticipated resignation in Sept. 2005, the poster boy for the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina moved back to the Boulder area, where he once served as legal counsel to the Arabian Horse Association and now operates a disaster consulting business.

“I got back home to Boulder, the winds were just whipping up 60, 80 miles an hour, I was working in my home office, the dogs start barking and lo and behold there’s a Boulder County Sheriff with lights flashing saying there’s a mandatory evacuation,” Brown said during an interview this morning on KOA-AM’s “Colorado’s Morning News.”

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