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Bush Returns to Hurricane Ravaged Gulf Coast Tuesday


President Bush is scheduled to make another visit to the U.S. Gulf Coast region Tuesday to get an update on recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Bush is to meet business and community leaders in storm hit Gulfport, Mississippi before traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana. There, he is to visit a business trying to recover from Katrina and get an on-the-ground briefing about Tropical Storm Rita.

Forecasters are warning this latest storm could move into the Gulf of Mexico and possibly hit New Orleans later this week.

Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco has urged residents in the state's coastal regions to prepare for evacuation. And New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has suspended the scheduled return of New Orleans citizens.

Later this week, President Bush is expected to visit several cities in Texas, Arkansas and Alabama that have taken in people left homeless by Katrina.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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