From Reuters 9/17/05
"The challenges ahead are huge. State officials said 140,000 to 160,000 homes were flooded and will not be recovered, and it would take years to restore water service to all of the city.
More than a million people may have been driven from their homes -- many perhaps permanently -- with hundreds of thousands taking refuge across the United States."
Initial response from some gov't officials? Stay the course, keep the tax cuts in place.....