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Landrieu Visits Mega Shelter

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ALEXANDRIA, La. – Sen. Mary Landrieu made a stop in central Louisiana Monday afternoon to visit evacuees at the LSU Ag Center shelter in Alexandria.

Landrieu toured two shelters today, one in Alexandria and one in Shreveport.  She visited with evacuees, spoke with shelter workers and talked about the government's response to the disaster.

Landrieu said she was happy with the $14 billion in improvements that were made after Katrina and hopes the flooded parts of the state will get money for improvements soon, too.

She said the next step is helping evacuees find new homes.

"This really is a situation that is going on," Landrieu said. "So, the challenge now for homeland security and for the state is to continue to work together to provide transitional housing for people in shelters. That's what we're here to talk about. It's working. It needs to work a little bit better, but we're keeping our fingers crossed."

Landrieu is meeting with President Obama on Monday night to talk more about what needs to be done during the post-Isaac restoration. 

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