Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is praising the resilience and generosity of the people of Mississippi. He said during an interview last week that the state should move forward and use Katrina as an opportunity to rebuild even better than before.
"If the gulf coast ten, twenty years from now is back the way it was before Katrina then we will have failed. This is an opportunity. It was a catastrophe, a terrible disaster - and I hate it. But now that it's happened it's a chance to build Mississippi and the Gulf Coast back bigger and better than its ever been," said Barbour.
Governor Barbour also praised his wife and her efforts in the wake of the storm.