Thursday, January 19, 2006

3200 Still Listed as Missing after Katrina

I do think many of these people are alive but were reported as missing and later never reported as found. I'm also sure that some of these people are dead. Officials have said unknown numbers were certainly washed out to sea. But just how many suffered this fate? I hope in publicizing this LA authorites will be able to get an accurate accounting.

More than 3,200 people remain listed as missing nearly five months after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.

Nearly 11,500 people have been reported missing to the Find Family National Call Center, a center run by federal and state workers, the agency said Wednesday. All but about 3,200 have been located.

Some of those reported missing likely have already been found by family members but remain on the list because the center hasn't been notified.

Officials were asking people who have reported someone missing but have since found them to notify the Find Family Center.

In Louisiana, the state Department of Health and Hospitals has set up a web site to help reunite families at www.katrinamissing.dhh.louisiana.gov.

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