New Orleans Airport as Field Hospital New Orleans's Louis Armstrong Airport reopens to commercial air traffic, after serving for two weeks as a makeshift hospital. Medical teams said there were many heroic efforts and few deaths. But they criticized FEMA and the American Red Cross for bureaucratic delays that affected their ability to care properly for patients.
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New Orleans Airport as Field Hospital

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New Orleans Airport as Field Hospital

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A member of the FEMA disaster medical-assistance team checks in on a patient at the airport field hospital. Michael Rieger, FEMA hide caption

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Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport reopens to commercial air traffic. For more than two weeks it was the site of a makeshift hospital.

Medical teams said there were many heroic efforts and few deaths. But they criticized FEMA and the American Red Cross for bureaucratic delays that affected their ability to care properly for patients.