President Bush viewed the devastation in Galveston first hand Tuesday and is instructing island residents to stay away. Bush flew over the devastation onboard Marine One shortly after Air Force One Landed at Ellington Field. When he landed he was as he said "stunned by the devastation", U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R) TX told a group of reporters.

The President was met by members of Houston's congressional delegation, Houston mayor Bill White, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett during his trip. After landing in Galveston he met with Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas. U.S. Representative Kevin Brady, (R) Texas, said Thomas read a list of concerns to the President, "from getting communications restored, visiting with the key communications company, help getting the port of Galveston up and running which is critical and then obviously health concerns. As long as power is out they haven't flushed the toilet in a week."

Bush warned residents not to return to the island. "I urge you to listen to the state and local authorities before you come back. It's their judgement which is important for you." He also promised more FEMA aid. "We have decided to pay 100 percent with no state match for debris removal and the emergency preparedness."

Houston Mayor Bill White says he's trying to cut through the FEMA bureaucracy, and he says Bush has been helpful.

"The President and Secretary (Homeland Security) Chertoff did keep their side of the bargain. They appointed somebody who is working with me and Judge Ed Emmett who is pretty good at cutting through some bureaucracy, but some people at different levels of the bureaucracy still haven't gotten the word." said White

White also says he's drinking the Houston water even though he's not yet allowed to say it's safe. One out of 50 tests on the water turned up positive for a contaminant. Until all 50 tests come back negative White is not allowed to say the water is safe. Announcing that he is drinking the water is the closest White has come to saying Houston's water is safe.