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Survivors of hurricane Katrina in Houston




Survivors of hurricane Katrina in Houston




Survivors of hurricane Katrina in Houston




Survivors of hurricane Katrna in Houston




Troops head for stranded New Orleans




Troops head for stranded New Orleans




Death toll of Hurricane Katrina could reach thousands




Katrina may have killed thousands



Hurricane Katrina and Rita
Latest News Hurricane Rita in Focus Int'l Aids Katrina Rocks US Relief Efforts 
US Secretary of Treasury John W. Snow attends an inquiry at the Capitol of Washington D.C. Oct. 6, 2005. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused a loss between 70 and 130 billion dollars in property damage, the US Congressional Budget Office released here on the day.
UPDATED 14:40, December 26, 2005
Hurricane Katrina Top Story of 2005: Media
The onslaught of Gulf Coast hurricanes, notably Katrina and the deadly flooding which devastated New Orleans, was overwhelmingly picked by U.S. editors and news directors as the top story of 2005 in The Associated Press' annual vote.
Thousands still missing after Hurricane Katrina: report
The whereabouts of 6,644 people, reported missing after Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf Coast in late August, have not been determined, raising the prospect that the death toll from the disaster could be higher than the 1,306 recorded so far in Louisiana and Mississippi, the USA Today newspaper reported Tuesday.
Two hurricanes cost US US$70 billion to US$130 billion: report
The physical economic losses of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are estimated between 70 and 130 billion US dollars, according to a US Congressional report.
  Latest News  
  • US House approves US$453b defence bill (13:42, December 24)
  • Hurricane Katrina Top Story of 2005: Media (14:11, December 22)
  • Pentagon subpoenaed by congressman for hurricane documents (09:50, December 16)
  • Thousands still missing after Hurricane Katrina: report (07:56, November 23)
  • US hurricane-related job losses up to over half million (09:02, October 28)
  • US Fed says economy continues to expand despite hurricanes (09:00, October 20)
  • US spends 11 million dollars daily on hotels for hurricane evacuees: report (09:08, October 14)
  • Hurricanes caused a loss between 70 and 130 billion dollars in the US  (09:02, October 08)
  • US unemployment rate rises to 5.1 percent in Sept. (08:26, October 08)
  • New Orleans residents return home to damage (11:35, October 07)
  • Two hurricanes cost US US$70 billion to US$130 billion: report (10:21, October 07)
  • Most dead bodies still unidentified five weeks after hurricane (10:05, October 06)
  • Damage caused by Hurricane Rita  (13:46, October 01)
  • American expert advises countries to draw a lesson from hurricane disaster (10:16, October 01)
  • New Orleans police chief resigns (07:41, September 28)
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      Hurricane Rita in Focus  
  • Bush'a job approval rating improves after Hurrican Rita (10:26, October 01)
  • Armed dolphins may be missing (10:00, September 30)
  • Normal way of life resumed after Rita  (11:17, September 29)
  • Former FEMA chief blames others for failures in hurricane response (09:53, September 28)
  • US consumer confidence index plummets for Hurricane (07:48, September 28)
  • At least 7 killed in Hurricane Rita in US (07:48, September 27)
  • A sigh of relief as Hurricane Rita shows mercy (10:17, September 26)
  • Hurricane Rita inflicts fresh floods on New Orleans  (15:10, September 24)
  • Rita maintains Category 3 hurricane, brings floods to New Orleans (14:30, September 24)
  • People flee Houston before Rita   (12:53, September 24)
  • Bus fire kills at least 20 evacuees   (12:54, September 24)
  • Texas bus fire kills 24 evacuees  (11:26, September 24)
  • US initiates national response to Hurricane Rita (14:23, September 23)
  • First shipment of Venezuela's additional fuel supply to arrive in US (12:23, September 23)
  • Rita sparks mass exodus, Bush urges preparedness (14:23, September 23)
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      Int'l Aids  
  • NATO begins to airlift aid to hurricane-shattered US state (11:18, September 16)
  • Bush appreciates China's assistance to US hurrican-hit areas (09:58, September 16)
  • Cambodia to offer US$20,000 to US hurricane relief  (17:38, September 10)
  • Feature: "unusual airlift of relief goods" (17:21, September 10)
  • US asks for more NATO help (10:08, September 09)
  • Finland decides to tap strategic oil reserves in Katrina aftermath  (09:44, September 09)
  • World extends a helping hand to the US (16:59, September 08)
  • China airlifts relief goods to hurricane-hit US (15:59, September 07)
  • Canadian relief vessels start for US (07:51, September 07)
  • China may provide further aid for hurricane-hit US: FM spokesman (07:07, September 07)
  • Tsunami nations offer US advice (10:47, September 06)
  • US accepts Mexico's aid for hurricane victims  (10:15, September 06)
  • Czech offers assistance to US (09:34, September 06)
  • Norway offers emergency aid to US (09:34, September 06)
  • Greece to provide humanitarian aid to US hurricane victims (09:25, September 06)
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      Katrina Rocks US  
  • Katrina death toll approaches 1,000 (08:40, September 20)
  • Understanding will help build stronger ties (09:08, September 15)
  • Death toll in Hurricane Katrina exceeds 700  (08:37, September 15)
  • Bush says he takes responsibility for slow hurricane response (09:27, September 14)
  • Industry affected in hurricane-battered New Orleans  (08:38, September 12)
  • Floodwater in New Orleans seriously contaminated  (15:39, September 09)
  • Hurricane Katrina victims may wait for years to return home (15:02, September 09)
  • More bodies discovered as relief funding increases after Hurricane Katrina (07:51, September 09)
  • Escaping from Hurricane Katrina (16:45, September 08)
  • US warns against contact with highly contaminated floodwater in New Orleans (12:40, September 08)
  • Police force survivors to quit 'filthy' New Orleans (10:48, September 08)
  • Feature: "Where can I go?" (10:15, September 07)
  • Water receding noticeably in New Orleans (10:42, September 07)
  • New Orleans turning tide on floodwaters (09:59, September 07)
  • Thousands left mentally devastated after hurricane (09:35, September 07)
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      Relief Efforts  
  • Americans donate $1bln for Katrina victims (13:57, September 20)
  • New Orleans mayor suspends city's reopening (08:30, September 20)
  • Clearance underway in hurricane-battered New Orleans  (09:13, September 19)
  • Bush unveils Hurricane Katrina reconstruction plan (11:16, September 16)
  • Bush says Hurricane rescue "largely finished" (10:50, September 16)
  • New Orleans International Airport reopens  (08:13, September 15)
  • Bush denies racist component to response  (09:53, September 13)
  • Search continues in New Orleans  (08:42, September 12)
  • Bush faces new questions on relief (17:19, September 10)
  • Forcible evacuation in New Orleans  (15:43, September 10)
  • Troops seek survivors in New Orleans (10:11, September 09)
  • UN steps up aid to US in wake of Hurricane Katrina (08:27, September 09)
  • Forcible evacuation ordered in New Orleans as gov't promises inquiry (07:46, September 08)
  • Bush to seek more funding for hurricane relief: Senator (09:39, September 07)
  • US govt urges country to focus on hurricane relief efforts (07:21, September 07)
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