Iowa governor offers sanctuary to Gustav refugees

This sent via email from the staff of Governo Chet Culver (D-Iowa):


"Our thoughts and prayers are with those along the Gulf Coast today.   It was only three years ago that this area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, and now they are threatened once more by Hurricane Gustav.  Just as the people of America stood with us during the floods of June, Iowans stand with the people of the Gulf Coast during this trying time.   I offer Governor Jindal and the people of Louisiana our full support, and as we speak nearly 250 Iowa National Guard soldiers have been deployed to the region.  Iowa will do anything it can to help, including, if necessary, taking in evacuees.  Three years ago, Iowans were there to help, and we stand ready to do so once more."

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.