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press coverage, quotes from frantic CYA, clueless politicians, and other of the usual American crowd looking to get on TV.  So no they are not quotes, but here is a link to one of the estimates of 10,000 dead in New Orleans (my first point), who proved his ability to warn people early to get out of town, or use the school buses parked in city parking lots to help his constituents, was about as good as his ability to estimate deaths:Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as FearedKatrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared"Mayor Ray Nagin had warned earlier this week that the death toll could reach 10,000. State emergency authorities had ordered 25,000 body bags."  There are issues on the count addressed in a link above where I resonded to Jerome, but it appears now the count in the STATE of Louisiana will be about 10% of that estimate, and New Orleans maybe 20% below that--might be worth reading the link as it reminds us of some of the issues on death tolls of natural disasters.
by wchurchill on Tue Nov 8th, 2005 at 05:29:01 PM EST
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