Friday, November 18, 2005

NOLA Death Toll Increases then Decreases reports....

The number of verified storm-related deaths in Louisiana inched downward Friday as more homicides or other non-storm deaths were identified.

The total number of bodies at the St. Gabriel morgue and in parish coroners' offices since Hurricane Katrina rose to 1,079, but 26 of those deaths were not related to the storm, the state Department of Health and Hospitals reported.

That put the storm death total at 1,053 -- three below the total released Monday, when 20 deaths out of 1,076 were listed as unrelated to the hurricane also has an interesting map of toxic substances left by Katrina and also a link to satelite images of NOLA.

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