Photo President George W. Bush hands out water and ice to motorists in a drive-thru relief operation set up in Fort Pierce, Fla., Sept. 8. Photo by Joni B. Hannigan/Florida Baptist Witness
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (BP)--President George W. Bush and Florida Gov. Jeb Bush rolled up their sleeves to hand out bags of ice and words of hope Sept. 8 to residents of Fort Pierce, Fla.
The coastal city, about 120 miles north of Miami, is one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Frances -- the huge storm which hit the east coast of Florida in the early morning Sept. 5 and traipsed across the state, creating wide-spread power outages and dumping water from east to west. An estimated 1.2 million were still without power the day of the president’s visit.
President Bush and Gov. Bush flew into St. Lucie County Airport on Marine One and traveled by motorcade to Longwood Stadium in Fort Pierce, where the American Red Cross Disaster Relief organization had set up a drive-thru relief stop for ice, water and other supplies. Read More