The Campaign For DA

8.31.2005

Thousands Dead?

AP - New Orleans - The mayor said Wednesday that Katrina probably killed thousands of people in New Orleans — an estimate that, if accurate, would make the storm by far the nation's deadliest hurricane in more than a century. "We know there is a significant number of dead bodies in the water," and other people dead in attics, Mayor Ray Nagin said. Asked how many, he said: "Minimum, hundreds. Most likely, thousands." And it looks like New Orleans is completely under water. Today, people are being told to "abandon" the city.