The military has ordered 22,000 more National Guard troops to the Gulf region to help communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina. A reporter in New Orleans gives an update.
A report from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, where residents of New Orleans continue searching for shelter, emergency supplies and transportation. Then, a report from Houston as the first wave of New Orleans residents arrive seeking shelter in the Astrodome.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown called the hurricane and its aftermath a disaster of catastrophic proportions and that FEMA will use all necessary resources to aid emergency relief efforts.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said Wednesday that the administration will release oil from the federal petroleum reserves to help refiners affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The president of the American Petroleum Institute assesses the disruption in production and distribution of U.S. oil as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
A Newsweek a reporter provides an update on the general morale and physical destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
The mayor of New Orleans ordered a total evacuation and crews began moving refugees from the Superdome to the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. Officials estimate that one million people across the region are now homeless and it could take two…
Two levee breaches in New Orleans left more than 80 percent of the city under water. The editor of Scientific American Magazine explains how the levees broke and what crews can do to plug the holes.
Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana responds to criticism of the state's rescue and recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
An Independent Television News report provides a look at the damage in Biloxi, Miss. from Hurricane Katrina.
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