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Aug 29, 2013
BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Governor Jindal said:
"Eight years ago today, the world watched while Hurricane Katrina battered our shores, taking many of our people's lives and leaving the future of one of America's greatest cities and states in jeopardy. Our hearts and prayers are forever with the families of those who lost loved ones during the storm or in its aftermath. The loss of life and unparalleled destruction brought on by the storm might have left folks across the country wondering if we'd ever recover, but we never had any doubt. Our people are resilient. We knew that we'd pick ourselves up and return, not just to normalcy, but better and stronger than ever before
"Now, we can proudly say that we didn't disappoint. Communities, businesses and schools in New Orleans and across Southeast Louisiana are thriving like never before. New Orleans is without a doubt America's Comeback City, and the progress we've made there has paved the way for great things across our state.
"Hurricane Katrina was a terrible and devastating storm that brought us to our knees, but it didn't shake our resolve. As always, Louisianians came together and persevered in the face of tragedy, making the most out of an otherwise dire situation. We still have work to do, but the last eight years are proof that we will get the job done and continue moving New Orleans and Louisiana forward."