Obama: ‘I Know How Resilient the People of Louisiana Are’
"The whole country will continue to support you and help you, until we get folks back in their homes, and lives are rebuilt. The reason I can say that with confidence is because that is what Americans do in times like this. I saw it when I visited this place, when I came down here as a senator after Katrina. I saw it when I visited new Orleans for the 10th anniversary last year. I know how resilient the people of Louisiana are, and I know that you will rebuild again. What I have seen again today proves it. I want to thank all the first responders, the National Guard, all the good neighbors who were in a boat going around, making sure people were safe, showing extraordinary heroism, and in some cases, risking their own lives."