President Outlines Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
White House press release: President Outlines Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
“The vast majority of New Orleans, Louisiana is under water. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are beyond repair. A lot of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been completely destroyed. Mobile is flooded. We are dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history.” Please note that numerous news sources (CNN, BBC, Voice of America) are quoting the President as stating in a press conference today that “this recovery will take years.”
See also additional government resources:
Press Conference with Officials from Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Energy, Transportation, and Defense
In Focus: Hurricane Relief, highlights of the federal response.
Fact Sheet: Federal Relief for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Federal Courts Closed by Hurricane Katrina