NOLA spared, others not so lucky
So Katrina spares New Orleans from its nightmare scenario, but a lot of damage happend there anyway and other states haven't been as lucky: Jim Pollard, spokesman for the Harrison County emergency operations center, said 50 people were killed by Katrina in his county, with the bulk of the deaths at an apartment complex in Biloxi. Three other people were killed by falling trees in Mississippi and two died in a traffic accident in Alabama, authorities said. [...] But it was plenty bad, in New Orleans and elsewhere along the coast, where scores people had to be rescued from rooftops and attics as the floodwaters rose around them. An untold number of other people were feared dead in flooded neighborhoods, many of which could not be reached by rescuers because of high water. Let's hope that wasn't the case. Dave, Ramy, Beth, and every other reader I have from that region that was affected, I hope y'all are ok! E-mail me if you get the chance.