Thursday, January 05, 2006

Katrina Death Toll Still Rising

Four more bodies have been found since Dec 21 bringing the Louisiana Death Toll for Katrina to 1100
Four bodies found in Louisiana over the past 17 days have brought the total found since Hurricane Katrina to 1,100, the number attributed to the storm to 1,077 and total storm deaths to 1,326 in five states.

The official search for bodies in Louisiana was called off Oct. 3, but fire departments and people returning to destroyed neighborhoods have continued to find the dead.

The state also maintains a listing of people who were reported missing. There are about 3,700 names on the list, though DHH spokesman Bob Johannessen said family members may have located some of them and not called the state.

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