I haven't heard anyone talking about this yet.
For obvious reasons, the federal and local government response to Rita was notably superior to the response to Katrina. A prime factor in that--other than political pressure--was the level of proactive effort involved.
Here's the $200 billion question: will we be able to sustain that kind of effort for each and every big storm that comes rolling our way?
Is anybody at Homeland Security/FEMA/Northern Command thinking about that?