[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1525]
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                        HON. ANH ``JOSEPH'' CAO

                              of louisiana

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, July 30, 2010

  Mr. CAO. Madam Speaker, August 29th of this year will mark five years 
since the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast. 
Tragically, 1,822 lives were lost in the states of Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
  As a result of what was one of the greatest disasters this nation has 
ever seen, more than 1.2 million people were under some type of 
evacuation order, 3 million were left without electricity for weeks, 
and hundreds of thousands were left jobless.
  Yesterday, with the support of the members from the Louisiana 
delegation, I introduced a resolution observing the fifth anniversary 
of Hurricane Katrina's landfall.
  This resolution honors and remembers the lives lost on that fateful 
day. It also salutes the dedication of those who responded in our 
darkest hour and those who have stood by our sides during our 
recovering and rebuilding. We simply could not have done it without the 
thousands who answered the call and recognized our need. Our rebuilding 
continues and we take each new challenge one day at a time. We are 
strong, and we will recover.
  On behalf of my constituents in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes and 
all those across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, I thank the American 
people for their generosity and support.