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The Federal government declares a public health emergency for the Gulf Coast of the United States and launches one of the largest search and rescue missions in history. [http:--www.cbsnews.com-sections-i_video-main500251.shtml?channel=eveningnews&clip=-medi[email protected][email protected]$Online&hitboxMLC=evening_news_online (CBS Video)] [http:--apnews.myway.com-article-20050831-D8CAV2SO0.html (AP via MyWay (Link dead as of 20:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)))] New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin states that "hundreds...most likely, thousands" may be dead in his city. The death toll in Biloxi stands at 110. [http:--apnews.myway.com-article-20050831-D8CAVI303.html (AP via MyWay (Link dead as of 20:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)))] At least 25,000 evacuees, particularly those currently in shelters in Greater New Orleans including the Louisiana Superdome, will be moved to the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas. [https:--news.yahoo.com-s-ap-20050831-ap_on_re_us-katrina_astrodome (Yahoo! News (Link dead as of 20:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)))] The United States will release oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help refineries whose oil supplies have been badly hit by Hurricane Katrina. [https:--news.yahoo.com-news?tmpl=story&u=-afp-20050831-pl_afp-usweatheroil_050831130701 (Yahoo! News (Link dead as of 20:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)))] Some refineries along the gulf coast are offline and so fuel production is likely to be limited nonetheless The Federal government declares a public health emergency for the Gulf Coast of the United States and launches one of the largest search and rescue missions in history. [http:--www.cbsnews.com-sections-i_video-main500251.shtml?channel=eveningnews&clip=-medi[email protected][email protected]$Online&hitboxMLC=evening_news_online (CBS Video)] [http:--apnews.myway.com-article-20050831-D8CAV2SO0.html (AP via MyWay (Link dead as of 20:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)))]


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