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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 31, 2005

Fact Sheet: Federal Relief for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

      In Focus: Hurricane Relief

Today's Presidential Action

The President Is Directing Federal Agencies Throughout The Government To Do All In Their Power To Assist The Victims Of Hurricane Katrina. The top priority is to save and sustain lives. Today, President Bush convened a Cabinet-level task force on Hurricane Katrina response and recovery. Residents of the Gulf Coast states affected by the hurricane have lost loved ones, lost homes, and been displaced from their communities, and they will have the full support of the Federal government.

Task Force Response