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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Evacuation of Superdome suspended b/c of gunfire - News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Katrina Aftermath

"NEW ORLEANS – The evacuation of the Superdome was suspended Thursday after shots were reported fired at a military helicopter and arson fires broke out outside the arena. No immediate injuries were reported. (more)

Latest news:
Troops arrive in New Orleans to stop looting
Some 25,000 Louisiana refugees headed to San Antonio
Superdome evacuation halted amid gunfire
Looting escalates in New Orleans
Bush: Help coming for desperate situation
Telethons announced for Katrina victims
Thousands feared drowned in New Orleans
Katrina's refugees head to Houston
Retail gas prices jump, deliveries falter
Mayor of beleaguered New Orleans stays cool in the crisis
Oil prices dip as Bush taps into reserves
In Katrina's wake, prayers in the Gulf Coast
Major storms a familiar event in New Orleans region

See the effects:
Video:LIVE coverage from WWL-TV in New Orleans
Satellite images from DigitalGlobe:
New Orleans under water (Aug. 31, 2005)
New Orleans before Katrina (March 9, 2004)
Slideshow: Latest damage photos from AP
Slideshow: Reader-submitted hurricane photos from wwltv.com
Video: Aerial shots of New Orleans from Wednesday
Video: Evacuations in New Orleans
Video: Where did it flood in New Orleans?
Video: President Bush: Recovery will take years
Slideshow: Evacuations in New Orleans
Slideshow: Mississippi coast devastated
Slideshow: AP photos from Wednesday
Slideshow: More flooding

Give, get help:
FEMA, 1-800-621-FEMA
Red Cross, 1-800-HELP-NOW; 1-866-438-4636 to get help
Salvation Army, 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Catholic Charities
Louisiana SPCA
FEMA charity tips

External links:
WWL-TV: Text blog of latest Katrina updates
KHOU-TV: Reporters from our sister-station in Houston live blog their coverage
Wikipedia: Hurricane Katrina
Flickr: Katrina photo cluster
Craigslist New Orleans: Community bulletin board


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