August 30, 2005

Biloxi fears hundreds dead after Katrina

BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - Hundreds may have been
killed by Hurricane Katrina in the Mississippi Gulf Coast city
of Biloxi after being trapped in their homes when a 30-foot (9
meter) storm surge came ashore, a spokesman for the city said
on Tuesday.

"It's going to be in the hundreds," Vincent Creel told
Reuters. "Camille was 200, and we're looking at a lot more than
that," he said, referring to Hurricane Camille, which hit the
area in 1969 and destroyed swaths of Mississippi and Louisiana.