View Full Version : Bush Declares State Of Emergency In Post-Katrina Arizona, Virgina, And Several Others

09-13-2005, 08:39 AM
Bush declares emergency in post-Katrina Arizona, Virginia


09.13.2005, 12:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AFX) - US President George W Bush declared a state of emergency in the states of Arizona and Virginia to allow federal moneys to defray costs of hosting evacuees in those states, the White House said.

The federal dollars will help state officials 'to assist evacuees from the area struck by Hurricane Katrina and to provide emergency assistance to those areas beginning on August 29, 2005, and continuing,' according to the White House statement.

The US Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, directly hit by the storm on August 29, were previously declared states of emergency.

More than 30 of the 50 US states are already housing evacuees and Bush has declared states of emergency in many, including Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and South Dakota.

Last week, Bush asked Congress for 51.8 bln usd in emergency funds for recovery operations, after having signed an emergency package of 10.5 bln usd.

09-13-2005, 10:16 AM
Hmm... did the reporter forget to mention Texas or did Bush overlook his "home" state? Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso are swamped with evacuees!