Monday, October 24, 2005

Wilma OK here, but this note on Katrina deaths

So far, for us in Orlando area, Wilma has been mostly about "thunderstorm activity." So, back to the blog. This from AP today: NEW ORLEANS Oct 24, 2005 — A majority of people killed by Hurricane Katrina were older residents unable or unwilling to evacuate in the rising floodwaters, according to a study of almost half the bodies recovered in Louisiana. About 60 percent of the nearly 500 victims identified so far were age 61 or older, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reported."

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