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Listen, the time for making that determination has passed. There's no need for us to re-litigate that issue right now. What we have to focus on again, is making sure that we continue this evacuation process, get people out of harm's way, get them relocated and then begin the rebuilding process.
00:00:25
The place he will be going to will not be Houston, so it will not be getting into harm's way or interrupting the evacuations or the emergency response in the Houston area. He most likely will be going closer to where the hurricane hit land. The engagement and response by the President, the White House, by his cabinet and by FEMA have been actually remarkable.
00:00:46
We began working with them a week or two in advance of this, and I've been in constant contact with either the White House or FEMA on a daily basis. And they've provided Texas everything that we need. Whenever Texas asked for anything, the answer was yes. And so we've been very pleased with their collaborative response.
00:01:05
But also as Brock Long, the FEMA administrator has made abundantly clear publicly as well as to me, this is just the beginning of what will be a very long process. People can remember the long time it took for people to recover from Katrina. Listen, this area in Houston, Texas that was subject to this flooding is going to take a very long time for us to be able to overcome.