President Obama visiting New Orleans on hurricane's 10th anniversary

Aug 27, 2015 7:53 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is marking 10 years since Hurricane Katrina by celebrating the revival of New Orleans, which suffered the worst of the storm's devastation.

He's also using the occasion to press governments to start helping communities prepare for the stronger storms that climate change will cause.

Obama plans to meet today in New Orleans with residents who've spent the past decade rebuilding. Then he'll head to a newly opened community center in the Lower 9th Ward to deliver remarks. The largely African-American neighborhood was among the hardest hit by Katrina.

But Obama's plans aren't sitting well with Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Republican presidential hopeful has expressed doubt about climate change.

Jindal says the anniversary is not the time to push "the divisive political agenda of liberal environmental activism."


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