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September 1, 2005

Everyone ordered out of New Orleans

Topics: Natural Disasters

In a classic good news/bad news scenario, everyone was "ordered out of New Orleans yesterday as the "most likely" estimate of the dead was put in the thousands."" But for the first time since a levee against Lake Pontchartrain was breached three days ago, the water level in the submerged sections of the city subsided and even began to fall, although only slightly, in some neighborhoods.

Incredibly, an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 people still remain in New Orleans, and the full magnitude of the disaster is yet to be known because the State of Louisiana has put aside the counting of the dead to concentrate on rescuing the living, many of whom are still trapped on rooftops and in attics. (Read more in the Washington Times)

It's likely that many in the attics will most likely die unless help can reach them very soon.

Posted by Richard at September 1, 2005 6:33 AM

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