Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Maybe they died from broken hearts?

NEW ORLEANS At least 147 Louisiana residents died in other states after Hurricane Katrina, or just before the storm. Included in those are a baby who lived less than an hour after her birth in Pennsylvania and a 100-year-old New Orleans woman who died in North Carolina.

More here

We have had at least 2 deaths here in Columbia SC (there are over 500 forced evacs here, and over 5500 self evacs in the Columbia area alone): neither related to the storm, per se, just very old and/or sick before the storm. I am surprised that we have had no suicides. Mental Health is a real problem here among those that have no place to return to in the Gulf States.
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