Bush visits Texas for storm briefings

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- President Bush is asking Americans to help hurricane recovery efforts by donating to relief agencies.

Bush spoke while visiting Texas, where he's being briefed on emergency operations for Hurricane Gustav.

At a command center in San Antonio, Bush said he's confident that, once the storm passes, any human need will be met "because of the generosity of the American people."

Earlier, in Austin, Bush said coordination among states and the federal government in response to Gustav has been better than during Hurricane Katrina three years ago. And he praised Gulf Coast residents who heeded warnings to evacuate.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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