Pickens: "We Need to Move On"

By: Renee' LaSalle
By: Renee' LaSalle

Some Newton, Miss., residents complain the city hasn't done enough to get help from the Red Cross and FEMA after Hurricane Katrina.

Newton Mayor Michael Pickens said FEMA and several other organizations were there to help just after the storm.

But once the immediate emergency passed, FEMA and the Red Cross moved on to areas in greater need.

"We as a people of Newton need to take responsibility at this point in time and move on with our lives and stop trying to seek out something for nothing," Mayor Pickens said.

After inspecting the level of damage to Newton, FEMA determined further assistance was not warranted.

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