President Obama on the Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Today, as cities and towns all along the East Coast begin to recover from the destructive power of Hurricane Irene, we as well reflect on the six year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Both storms tell again us of the need to take precautions and be prepared before disasters strike. and are resources with easy-to-follow steps on how to plan in front for disasters that might affect your area.

In a statement observing the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the President highlighted the importance of attractive our preparedness efforts and the Administration's commitment to supporting communities as they rebuild:

Six years ago today, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, upending families and ravaging communities – and no one will not recall the tragic events of those days. But what’s obligatory of us is more than remembrance – what’s required of us is our continued efforts to make sure that New Orleans and the Gulf Coast fully recover, and to make sure that our reply to such disasters is the best it can possibly be.