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Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, residents say much of America has forgotten their plight.

But President Bush said Wednesday the federal government has been persistent in pushing recovery efforts.

"I would like them to know that we still need all the help and caring and volunteers. We need it bad. People don't realize. They just don't realize," Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, resident Linda Fallon said. Read full article »

CNN's Kathleen Koch contributed to this report.

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