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President Bush visits New Orleans to mark second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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NEW ORLEANS, LA- President Bush is in Louisiana today to mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.Onhand to meet the President was Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.

Today the President will assess the re-building efforts being made by visiting a charter school in New Orleans, then visiting some of the areas that were hit the hardest.

On this day in 2005, Hurricane Katrina battered the gulf coast. The winds and rain did extensive damage in several states and Katrina became America's deadliest and costliest hurricane since 1928.

The levees gave way August 30th, 2005, covering 80 percent of New Orleans with water and leaving thousands homeless.

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