Are we ready for the next disaster?
While revelers paraded through New Orleans for the first post-Hurricane Katrina Mardi Gras this week, rebuilding efforts throughout the Gulf Coast continue.
And though our attention has turned to other matters, it is crucial we continue to support rebuilding efforts for damaged areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama.
Much work remains to be done. Statistics released last week by the Federal Emergency Management Agency show:
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were two of the most intense hurricanes ever recorded. The humanitarian response has been equally staggering.
Now is the time for everyone to work together to finish the job.