Sunday, September 4, 2005
US South drowns in bitterness
New Orleans, reuters:
Louisiana Gov Kathleen Blanco said engineers and crews rebuilding the levees symbolised the beginning of the end of the nightmare.
The desperately sought arrival of government help was bringing a measure of hope to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans on Saturday but officials warned the city faced a long, difficult climb out of crisis.
After days of waiting that magnified their despair, the survivors of Hurricane Katrina greeted military convoys arriving in the flooded city to confront rampant lawlessness and bring desperately needed food, water and medical care.
Criticised at home and abroad for his administration’s slow response to one of America’s worst natural catastrophes, President George W Bush acknowledged that the results of government aid efforts were “not acceptable