Katrina & Beyond

Thousands Feared Dead in New Orleans

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Firemen carry their hose through floodwaters to a burning looted retail store.

Firemen carry their hose through floodwaters to a burning looted retail store in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans. Reuters hide caption

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In New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin says Hurricane Katrina has taken the lives of hundreds, at minimum, but most likely thousands of people.

The federal government has mobilized one of the largest relief and response efforts in U.S. history. Efforts to repair the breaches of the levees and floodwalls have been unsuccessful.

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