President George W. Bush and an entourage of federal and state officials visited the site of one of Georgia's most devastating natural disasters in Enterprise, Georgia today. Officials from FEMA and the Red Cross showed Bush the devastation caused by last Wednesday's storms which tore up trees, destroyed homes and businesses and caused at least nine deaths in the community.
"Looks like a tornado hit this place," Bush commented while comforting citizens made homeless by the storm.
Later, Bush spoke to a group of survivors at the high school which was destroyed by the twister and where seven students lost their lives. The president promised federal aid to rebuilt the school's basketball court, repair the flooded baseball diamond and replace damaged lights at the school football stadium.
"I have always been serious about the need for education," the President said in his speech, "and no school can be complete without proper sporting facilities. You have my promise that the Enterprise... er... well, whatever y'all call yor teams, will have a place to compete fairly and equally with the other schools in your conference."
Mr. Bush went on to promise that FEMA would be following up on "all that other stuff y'all need real soon now.
Mr. Bush went on to say, "We don't want another of those 'Kathrina" things happening her like what happened in Louisville last year."