This blog post will be updated throughout as the President travels to New Orleans to meet with the Mayor and residents who have rebuilt their lives since the storm.
10:45AM The President departs the White House en route to Joint Base Andrews
11:00AM The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route to New Orleans, Louisiana
12:20PM The President arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana
12:45PM The President meets with residents and youth, New Orleans, Louisiana
2:55PM The President participates in a resilience roundtable, Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center, New Orleans, LA
3:55PM The President delivers remarks, Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center, New Orleans, LA
5:00PM The President departs New Orleans en route to Washington, DC
“That’s the story of New Orleans…a city that, for almost 300 years, has been the gateway to America’s soul. Where the jazz makes you cry, the funerals make you dance, the bayou makes you believe all kinds of things. A place that has always brought together people of all races and religions and languages. And everybody adds their culture and their flavor into this city’s gumbo. You remind our nation that for all of our differences, in the end, what matters is we’re all in the same boat. We all share a similar destiny.” —President Obama marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans: go.wh.gov/Katrina10 #Katrina10
In Treme, I was inspired by the progress & people 10 years after Katrina. It gives us hope, but our work isn't done. pic.twitter.com/LDqsARhnZt— President Obama (@POTUS) August 29, 2015
"We were in Tremé, and we saw returning residents living in brand new homes, mixed income, new homes near schools and clinics and parks, child care centers, more opportunities for working families." —President Obama on meeting the people of New Orleans today 10 years after Hurricane Katrina #Katrina1
Since taking office, President Obama has made it a key priority to continue and expedite the recovery and rebuilding efforts since Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, by:
10 years after Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast is building back stronger and more resilient:
98% of families displaced by Katrina are back in their homes.
We've provided more than $5.2 billion since 2009 for rebuilding schools, hospitals, roads, police and fire stations, and historic museums and buildings.
President Obama is making the biggest commitment in American history to reduce carbon emissions and slow the impacts of climate change.