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Military Convoy Brings Aid to New Orleans

A military convoy rolls through flooded streets to bring food, supplies, and the National Guard to New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf Coast. But conditions remained desperate in many parts of the city.

President Bush, who toured the area Friday, spoke on the tarmac of the New Orleans airport to reassure residents of areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina that the federal government is committed to helping them.

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Phillip Davis
Correspondent Phillip Davis covers South Florida and beyond for NPR. He joined NPR in January 1993, and has reported on such topics as the Elian Gonzalez affair, the disputed 2000 presidential election, and the growing cultural diversity of South Florida. Davis has also filed reports from England, West Africa, and South America for NPR. His pieces can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and All Things Considered.