Recovery from hurricane will take years: Bush. 01/09/2005. ABC News Online

Doesn't it sound like he recicled his "War on Terror" speech ? Years to complete the mision... I have no doubt we will succeed... Stay the course.. 9/11 .. oops! Copied too much, nevermind! -- law

Recovery from hurricane will take years: Bush
Thursday, September 1, 2005. 8:23am

US President George W Bush says it will take "years" to recover from Hurricane Katrina, which he called one of the worst national disasters in US history.

Mr Bush made his remarks after cutting short his Texas holiday and returning to Washington to direct recovery efforts after Katrina [liars! ABC knows full well the disaster hit 9/29 and Bush only acknowledged it today -- law] pounded the Gulf Coast, with hundreds feared dead.

"We're dealing with one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history," he said.

"This recovery will take a long time. This recovery will take years."

The President laid down three priorities - saving lives and evacuating endangered survivors, providing adequate food, water and shelter for dislocated people and launching a comprehensive recovery effort.

"We're focused on restoring power and lines of communication that have been knocked out during the storm. We will be repairing major roads and bridges and other essential means of transportation as quickly as possible," Mr Bush said.

Mr Bush, who flew over the stricken areas in Air Force One, said he had called for a cabinet-level task force chaired by Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff to coordinate assistance from Washington.

He said Michael Brown, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, would direct all federal response and recovery efforts in the field. Both would work closely with state and local officials.

"The challenges that we face on the ground are unprecedented, but there's no doubt in my mind we're going to succeed," Mr Bush said.

Recovery from hurricane will take years: Bush. 01/09/2005. ABC News Online


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