The waters of swollen Lake Pontchartrain poured into this sunken city today through a gaping hole in a storm-damaged levee, as emergency workers labored to stanch the flow and used boats and helicopters to rescue hundreds of people stranded on rooftops. Hospitals were running out of power and scrambling to find places to take their patients. At one clinic, broken glass littered some areas and patients and staff had fallen on floors slick with floodwaters. Nurses were ventilating patients by hand after the power and then the backup generator failed. Some 300 patients had yet to be evacuated, but the babies in intensive care had been flown out.
Rescuers Search for Survivors as Higher Death Tolls Are Feared - New York Times
BioBOOM Op/Ed Prediction: Polluted waters causing cholera and dysentery, stagnant water with millions of mosquitoes leading to hundreds of cases of West Nile. Rabid animals causing rabies. Toxins causing cancer. Anarchy in the streets, looting, murders, fires and folks just trying to help and fix homes getting electrocuted. This is not over folks and sadly will get worse before it gets better. New Orleans and Mississippi might have been consider some back country before, now it becomes 3rd world. What we don't get is that the response from the President is crap now my vacation had to end early and cool I can get away from the protestors. Hey dude what about the strategic petroleum reserve? #$% DO SOMETHING! Your not saving anything else for the next generation so why save the oil?
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