President Bush consoles a resident during a visit to Punta Gorda, Fla., Aug. 15, 2004. As the region was repeatedly struck by storms, the President visited many times and listened to the needs of the local communities. I've asked Congress to provide $12.2 billion to respond to Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. My request provides resources to repair bridges and highways and hospitals. It includes funding for the Small Business Administration to make loans to home owners and small businesses, said the President during a Sept 29th visit to the region.