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Louisiana Governor Jindal praises Obama administration on flood response

Washington , Wed, 18 May 2011 ANI

Washington, May 18 (ANI): Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has been one of the leading critics of the Obama administration's response to last year's Gulf oil spill, has said things are getting much better as his state deals with flooding along the Mississippi River.


In a recent interview, Jindal said agencies like FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard were working well with the state and improvement is due to a joint collaborative effort.


However, Jindal deflected a question that referenced both his criticism of President Barack Obama over the spill and the anger in Louisiana over the government's role in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina, Politico reports.


Weeks after the oil spill incident, Jindal criticized the Obama administration for its response to its recovery.


Jindal said that Obama was more interested in the politics of the response than he was in cleaning up the mess.


But on the flooding, Jindal took a much warmer approach.


"Look, this is an unfortunate event. It's an historic amount of water. It's breaking records going back to 1927," said Jindal.


"Nobody wants to see water in our communities or our homes, but as we speak our agencies are working together, folks are doing everything they can to help protect these communities, whether it's National Guard or the federal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, so I thank the president," he said. (ANI)


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