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President Bush Visits Katrina-Devastated Areas, Offers Hope for Rebuilding

By: Jennifer Donelan
By: Jennifer Donelan

It's what so many of the stranded have been waiting for. A convoy churned through the floodwaters of the sunken city, bringing supplies and troops to restore order.

Close behind, dozens of busses to speed the evacuation. President Bush is touring the devastated region and vowing to kick federal relief into high gear.

President Bush says, "This is huge task dealing with and our jobs as people of position is not to be satisfied until the job is done."

The New Orleans Airport is now a refugee holding pen.

Amelia Eichert explains, "It's a living hell."

So many are so tired of waiting for promised help.

Anna Belle Fourroux says, "We actually need help now or it's going to be too late, I'm afraid."

As hundreds lined up for a flight to Texas, children sat waiting on cardboard boxes. There's little relief even for Dominique. He's 10 days old.

Terrence Price says, "He could have been dead too."

Medical workers aren’t helping one elderly woman, it’s just regular citizens who themselves are stranded. This is a desperate situation. People are frantic for help.

Back on the highways surrounding New Orleans, refugees are gathered in droves hoping for relief.

As the president gets a firsthand look at the aftermath of Katrina it is clear that rebuilding will be a monumental task.

It's what so many of the stranded have been waiting for. A convoy churned through the floodwaters of the sunken city bringing supplies and troops to restore order.

Close behind, dozens of busses to speed the evacuation. President Bush is touring the devastated region and vowing to kick federal relief into high gear.

President Bush says, "This is huge task we’re dealing with, and our jobs as people of position is not to be satisfied until the job is done."

At the New Orleans airport it’s now a refugee holding pen. So many are so tired of waiting for promised help.

This is a desperate situation, and people are frantic for help.


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