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At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:01 pm

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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:44 am

There is going to be more than 50 dead thats for sure. Reports of atleast 80 in one county. Atleast 30 from an building collapse. And most likely hundreds of deaths are possible in New Orleans. Horrible storm. As the weather men always say the water is what kills not the wind. Which will be proven very true once they can finnally start making a good estimate. It to early to tell. Reports of dead bodies floating down the streets across New Orleans.
I say atleast 500 dead.
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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:57 am

I'm guessing the final death toll will be 10,000. There's drowning, suicide, heat, disease, and dehydration/starvation deaths still to come.

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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:10 am

10,000 people are dead or going to die because of this Hurricane. Seriously now.
 
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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:40 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 3):
10,000 people are dead or going to die because of this Hurricane. Seriously now.

There were reports of between 50,000 to 100,000 people unable to evacuate from New Orleans. Not everybody went to the Superdome (initial reports made it sound like many folks were there, but less than 10,000 actually sought shelter there originally), choosing to ride the storm out at their homes. Just because they ordered a mandatory evacuation it doesn't mean everyone followed the order. With 80% of New Orleans under water anywhere from a few feet to 20+ feet, some folks just were not able to get up unto higher levels of their homes. For every person the Coast Guard and National Guard rescues from their rooftop, there's no telling how many will perish or have perished due to the flooding.
 
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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:05 am

I know what you are saying Srbmod, but this isn't Bangladesh either.
 
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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:05 am

Very sad. CNN is reporting officials are going house to house in Biloxi, MS painting black X marks on them where they're finding the dead, with no resources to remove them.
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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:31 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 3):
10,000 people are dead or going to die because of this Hurricane. Seriously now.

Yeah I think that a bit high . . .

That said, but I anticipate the death toll to be in the thousands . . .

When all is said and done, include those killed immediately, those that died in the Superdome (there were 2), those that will die in the immediate next week from exposure, can't get rescued, etc; and those that will die in the next month or so from some cause related to the Hurricane - disease, etc. . . I don't think a couple thousands deaths is going to be extraordinary.

Unfortunately. . . .
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RE: At Least 50 Dead From Hurricane Katrina

Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:18 am

Many of those deaths will be unidentified homeless people unfortunately who either did not get the warnings, or had no place to go.

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