Hillary Clinton Statement on the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

NEW YORK—(ENEWSPF)—August 27, 2015. Hillary Clinton released the following statement on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in remembrance of the lives lost and families affected by the devastating storm ten years ago.

“This is a somber anniversary for New Orleans, the Gulf Coast, and the United States.  Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina barreled into the Gulf of Mexico. By the time it passed, hundreds of thousands of people were displaced.  Tens of thousands were stuck in emergency shelters.  Eighty percent of New Orleans was flooded.  And across the region, more than 1,800 died.

“Today, we remember those we lost.  And we recommit to finishing the work of rebuilding.  We can be proud of the work that has already been done to repair and strengthen New Orleans’ levees and flood protections.  And the innovative work to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands stands as a model of how to ‘build back better’ after a catastrophe.

“As President, I will build on that work.  I’ll partner with New Orleans and other cities and states to build more resilient infrastructure, invest in struggling communities, reduce poverty, and protect Americans from the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.  Because no city should ever have to endure what New Orleans has endured — not in the United States of America.”

Source: www.hillaryclinton.com