August 29th marks the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina battering the Gulf Coast of the United States. Katrina, followed by Rita one month later, were two of the most intense hurricanes ever recorded in the nation's history. The storms had a massive physical impact on the land, affecting 90,000 square miles - an area the size of Great Britain. President Bush continues to follow through with the Federal commitment to do what it takes to help residents of the Gulf Coast rebuild their lives in the wake of this disaster, with $110.6 billion in Federal aid alone going towards relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts. Below is a partial list of the work Federal agencies have accomplished to help not only get the region back on its feet but also to provide for a stronger and better future for the residents of the Gulf Coast.
Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0816.xml