July 30, 2010 - Issue: Vol. 156, No. 114 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 2nd Session
5TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 114
(Extensions of Remarks - July 30, 2010)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1525] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA ______ 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. ____________________