Saturday, September 03, 2005


Updates from Fema Director Mike Brown - via

9:39 A.M. - FEMA Director Mike Brown: Nearly 4,000 people were airlifted out of New Orleans area yesterday. Approximately 25,000 people have been airlifted out to date. We've gotten out 95 percent of the people in the Superdome.
9:38 A.M. - Brown; The situation at the Convention Center is under control.
9:37 A.M. - Brown: Amtrak trains are now flowing out of the city with evacuees.
9:36 A.M. - Brown; Approximately 1,700 people in hospitals still need to be evacuated.
9:35 A.M. - Brown: We have 80,000 people in shelters in areas outside of the area.
9:35 A.M. - Brown: Three Carnival Cruise ships are going to be used for temporary housing. Zephyr Field will be used as a military hospital.
9:35 A.M. - Brown: Rescue workers are going house to house looking for survivors.

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