Sangisetty Demands Hurricane Protection

“Iʼm tired of the same old empty promises from Washington about hurricane protection.”

Army Corps of Engineers must be stripped of its power

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisianaʼs Third District, said five years after Hurricane Katrina and two years after Hurricane Gustav, the federal government still fails at disaster protection.

“In South Louisiana, we know Washington is broken,” Sangisetty said. “Five years ago, the whole country learned we are right.” Sangisetty said the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina quickly became a manmade disaster after weeks of negligence from federal disaster relief agencies. The federal governmentʼs continued inability to protect coastal communities was even clearer three years later when Hurricane Gustav hit, he said.

“Iʼm tired of the same old empty promises from Washington about hurricane protection,” Sangisetty said. “We canʼt sit back and allow more taxpayer-funded studies. We need solutions. This is our coast and our home, not Washingtonʼs testing ground for disaster relief.”

The federal agency tasked with hurricane protection has been inept, Sangisetty
said.

“The motto for the Army Corps of Engineers is ʻLet us try,ʼ” Sangisetty said. “We let them try, and they failed. Now we need to put the power to protect our communities in local hands. If it is left to the people of South Louisiana, projects will be completed on time and on budget.”
Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over
a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where
he lives with his wife Sarah.

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com