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Latest Social effects of Hurricane Katrina Stories

2008-09-03 09:00:21

AS HURRICANE Gustav, larger and more dangerous than 2005's Katrina, barreled toward Louisiana last weekend, nearly 2 million people evacuated coastal areas in a coordinated, methodical effort. Shelters opened hundreds of miles inland. Patients were airlifted from hospitals and nursing homes.

2005-10-10 19:22:25

By Michael Peltier BATON ROUGE (Reuters) - Louisiana officials said on Monday they were stepping up efforts to find 51 children in the state's foster care system still missing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.