Aug 29, 2014 10:38 AM
Governor Bobby Jindal issued the following statement on the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Governor Jindal said:
"Hurricane Katrina brought heartache to our people and devastation to the greater New Orleans area, one of America's greatest and most historic cities. Across our nation and the world, people watched what looked like a city in ruin and wondered if we would be able to recover. But nine years later, we can proudly say we are recovering, and today we reflect on how far we've come. We showed the world what can happen when a people come together in the face of tragedy. Indeed, New Orleans and Louisiana are coming back better than ever - stronger than we could have imagined.
"Today we remember those who lost their lives, and our hearts and prayers go out to the families that continue to morn the loss of family and friends. But our people can take comfort in knowing that Louisianians are resilient and that New Orleans is continuing to grow and prosper. More and more businesses are expanding in the area, and more people are moving to New Orleans to pursue their careers and raise their families here in our state. Indeed, the recovery we've seen in the area continues to move our state forward and help keep our economy on the rise. We are proud of the resilience of our people after this devastating storm and we will never stop fighting to make sure New Orleans remains one of the greatest cities in the world."