Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Katrina News

The National Hurricane Center now says Katrina was a Category 3 hurricane when it hit landfall. It was thought to have been a Category 4 hurricane.
Not good news for NOLA as the new levees will be built to Category 3 protection.
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Another body was found in the Lower 9th Ward. The decomposed body of an elderly woman was found in her home Tuesday.
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St Bernard Parish sets March 31 deadline for residents to decide if they will have their home bulldozed. It's estimated that 17,000 of the 35,000 homes in the parish are not worth saving. Residents have a choice but if it is not made by the deadline the parish will decide for them
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The Senate approved $29 billion in Katrina relief tonight. The bill needs to go back to the House for approval as the Senate version varies from the original House one.
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