Women of the Storm
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- An alliance of South Louisiana women calling themselves "Women of the Storm" today traveled to Washington to invite federal officials to visit Louisiana and see first-hand the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. More than four months after the deadly storms struck Louisiana's coast, only 13 percent of Congress and 30 percent of the Senate have visited the site of the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
"Historians will look back on this period of time following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a defining moment for both our state and nation," said Anne Milling, Founder of Women of the Storm. "To neglect the needs of this vital region sets an unimaginable precedent for America's response to future catastrophes in our nation. Our elected leaders need to see for themselves -- block by block, mile by mile -- the immense devastation and the pressing challenges still faced by so many people in this region."
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