Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday that members of his own administration misled him about preparations for shelters and a food stamp program.
Jindal said he was told that showers were in place when they were not in place at shelters, that contracts were activated earlier than they actually were and that food stamp distribution sites were being used when they were not being used.
The governor said the state Department of Social Services should have been more proactive and competent. He refused to say whether he will replace Social Services Secretary Ann Silverberg Williamson. Jindal said he is waiting until the threat from Hurricane Ike subsides. But he said he will swiftly react.
“I said before that there will be consequences. There will be significant changes made at the department,” he said.