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Thankfully, when the politicians in Washington, D.C., took a moment to focus their attention on issues other than the financial meltdown, they realized that Louisiana has some pressing needs.

Hurricane Gustav, with Hurricane Ike on its heels, brought devastation across the state in September. Areas of southwest Louisiana, still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Rita, were submerged again by storm surge. Even in north Louisiana, heavy rains flooded homes, businesses and farmland, causing major setbacks in the local economy.

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