President Bush cautioned against placing too much importance on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s Gulf Coast strike, saying a long, sustained rebuilding effort is still needed.
“It’s a time to remember that people suffered and it’s a time to recommit ourselves to helping them,” Mr. Bush said Wednesday. “But I also want people to remember that a one-year anniversary is just that, because it’s going to require a long time to help these people rebuild.”
How long? Well, not too long:
Through passing City Ordinance #26031 unanimously in May, the Council decided that those who have not been able to make the necessary repairs to their battered homes by August 29th risk having their property seized and bulldozed by the city.