President Obama announced today that he would extend the work of the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding and that he would be sending two cabinet members — Homeland Security Secretrary Janet Napolitano and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan — to the region to personally evaluate and assess the rebuilding effort.

From the release:

“The residents of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast who are helping rebuild are heroes who believe in their communities and they are succeeding despite the fact that they have not always received the support they deserve from the Federal government,” the President said. “This executive order is a first step of a sustained commitment by my Administration to rebuild now, stronger than ever.”

Unfortunately, the White House made an error in the important facts at the bottom of the post.

* This August will mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
* Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, Feb. 24.
* New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was among 85 mayors gathered this morning at the White House

This August will actually be the fourth anniversary of the hurricane, not the fifth.

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