Source Pravda.Ru

Hurricane-hit U.S. states need federal help akin to 9/11 aid - Comments

Congress hasn't given the same attention and aid to states slammed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita as it did to New York after the 2001 terror attacks because the storms didn't spark as much patriotism as 9/11, Louisiana's economic development chief said today. In an interview with The Associated Press, state Economic Development Secretary Michael J. Olivier called Congress' response to terrorism very different "from an act of God" like a hurricane.

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