Getting the Gulf Coast back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina is going to be a challenge. It is expected to take months in some places, and in others, years.
Thousands of people who fled the storm weeks ago are still wondering when they can go home--if they still have a home. Across the country, other people are rebuilding their lives in new neighborhoods.
"The devastation is greater than our worst fears," says Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. "It's just totally overwhelming."
Officials are now developing plans to repair the roads, bridges, houses, and buildings the storm washed away. Congress approved billions of dollars in aid. …