HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lousiana Sen. Landrieu: "We're Going Through Another Unfolding Disaster"...

From the ghostly streets of New Orleans' abandoned neighborhoods to Mississippi's downtrodden coastline, the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's onslaught is arriving with emerging signs of federal money at work -- rented trailers parked in the driveways of flood-ravaged homesteads, teams of Army engineers overseeing levee repairs, beaches swept clean of debris.

But the federal government has spent less than half the rebuilding funds that it amassed for Katrina recovery, which has raised sharp questions about the Bush administration's stewardship of the Gulf Coast's reconstruction and has provoked a chorus of complaints about excessive delays and government sluggishness...

...But after a year of fielding constituents' pleas for help, Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) said, "We're seeing the same thing going on with the recovery as we did with the immediate response. We're going through another unfolding disaster."

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