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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



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.
  Hurricane Rita in Focus  
NO.1 - NO.24    
  • 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)
  • US prepares for worst as Rita powers towards coast (14:24, September 23)
  • Oil prices fall slightly as hurricane downgraded (11:12, September 23)
  • IEA says to release more oil reserves if Rita hits supplies (11:12, September 23)
  • French oil company Total shuts down Texas facilities (11:13, September 23)
  • US urges foreign missions in Houston to prepare for hurricane (14:24, September 23)
  • Rita unleashes Category 5 fury over US Gulf  (16:43, September 22)
  • Oil prices surge as Hurricane Rita strengthens (10:59, September 22)
  • Bush returns to hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast (08:09, September 21)
  • New hurricane threatens US Gulf Coast (08:10, September 21)
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