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Georgia's flooding may pale to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, but the impact of the state's torrential rains on individual Georgians is comparable, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday.

Putting political differences aside, Biden appeared alongside congressmen and federal officials at a brief news conference in Marietta, an Atlanta suburb where the American Red Cross had set up a shelter at a civic center.

"The truth of the matter is, for someone who lost their home, it is Katrina," Biden said. "We don't want anything like the past to happen again." Read full article »

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