Hurricane Katrina & Rita Headline News
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"Louisiana will not fully recover until those displaced by this storm can rejoin their communities."
 
- Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

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President George W. Bush and Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco participate in a briefing on Hurricane Rita at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana September 25, 2005. (Eric Draper/The White House/Handout/Reuters)


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Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco tells a joint session of the Legislature that the state will rebuild its Hurricane Katrina damaged areas better than before, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)

 


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The speech can be seen at 6:30 p.m on these TV stations                                                 

Lafayette:    KLFY KATC KADN

Lake Charles: KPLC KVHP

Alexandria: KALB KLAX

Monroe: KNOE (delayed 7p.m.) KAQY

Shreveport: KSLA KTBS KMSS

Baton Rouge: WBRZ WAFB WGMB WVLA

New Orleans: WWL

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Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005 8 p.m.

Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco to address a joint session of the Louisiana Legislature - - Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will address a joint session of the Louisiana Legislature at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, in the chamber of the Louisiana House of Representatives. The Governor will speak to the Legislature and to the citizens of Louisiana and the United States about her initial proposals for rebuilding southeast Louisiana. “I have called for this special meeting to begin immediately the work of rebuilding our state and restoring our people,” Governor Blanco said. “We are one people, united in our resolve to rebuild, restore and recover from this tragedy. At this time of great uncertainty and despair, our people must know that all our leaders are united and dedicated to this important work.” MEDIA ADVISORY

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Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 as of 5:15 p.m.   

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 Blanco defends state response to hurricane Open this result in new window

 Sept. 12, 2005 2 p.m. - - President George W. Bush (3rd R) tours the French Quarter in a military vehicle in New Orleans September 12, 2005. Also touring with Bush are (L-R) Vice Admiral of Coast Guard and official in charge of of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Thad Allen, Louisiana's Democratic Governor Kathleen Blanco, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Bush is visiting the area for the third time since the hurricane slammed into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Bush, stung by criticism over the government's slow response to Hurricane Katrina, on Monday took his most extensive tour of waterlogged New Orleans, ruined by the storm two weeks ago. REUTERS/Larry Downing

 

Governor Defends Louisiana's Exit Plan Open this result in new window
AP via Yahoo! News - Sep 11 6:57 PM
Louisiana had a "well thought-out exit plan" in the days before Hurricane Katrina, and many more lives would have been lost without it, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Sunday.

 

 

 

Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News, via Associated Press

Mayor C. Ray Nagin and Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco discussed floodwater with National Guard generals on Aug. 30.

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New Orleans Times-Picayune - Sep 11 4:32 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — Louisiana had a "well thought-out exit plan," in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina and many more lives would have been lost without it, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Sunday. 
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — "I've probably been to hell and back," Gov. Kathleen Blanco said as she traipsed back to a military helicopter that would lift her from this hurricane-ravaged city back to Baton Rouge.
The Daily Comet - Sep 11 1:04 PM
BATON ROUGE -- No matter what she might do from this day forward, Gov. Kathleen Blanco has already secured her spot in Louisiana history books. Historians, pundits and public opinion, however, are still crafting the exact verbiage and tone of the words that will ultimately define her.
The Daily Comet - Sep 08 6:11 PM
Nearly a week after they were requested and with emergency systems taxed, the radio equipment and portable generators that Gov. Kathleen Blanco asked federal officials to supply have yet to arrive.

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KRON 4 Bay Area - Sep 11 7:16 PM
HOUSTON Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco is defending her state's preparations in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. Blanco says Louisiana had, in her words, a "well thought-out exit plan" in the days leading up to the storm.
KVAL-TV Eugene - Sep 12 2:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS President Bush is back in the hurricane zone, where he'll get a look Monday at damage in the New Orleans area and Gulfport, Mississippi. He's spending the night on a Navy ship. Soon after arriving in the area, Bush visited firefighters


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  • Katrina might affect Louisiana politics. Texas could see influx of Democrats, analysts say -- Population shifts caused by the exodus of hurricane victims from the Gulf Coast could have ripple effects for years to come in Louisiana political races and perhaps beyond. Sept. 9, 2005 CNN    

         

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