Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) issued the following statement in recognition of the fifth anniversary since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama:
“The Mississippi Gulf Coast has made significant progress over the past five years to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, especially considering the devastation left in the wake of that historic storm. Our recovery has been made possible by the resilience and hard work of the people who live on or near the coast, as well as the remarkable outpouring of church and volunteer workers from across the nation. The proactive efforts of our state leaders with the federal government have also served Mississippians well in the five years since the 2005 hurricane season. But the job is not complete.
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