Katrina Highlights Security Woes

Hurricane Katrina is bearing down on the city of New Orleans and creating security woes as residents flee the oncoming destruction from wind, rain and tidal swells. The New York Times reports that 80 percent of New Orleans residents evacuated on a mandatory order from Mayor C. Ray Nagin. Local highways leading out of the city were paralyzed with traffic and local talk stations that normally scheduled religious programs on Sunday mornings became call and information centers for evacuation intelligence. The most powerful storm that many residents have seen in their lifetime, Katrina is wavering between a category 4 and 5 storm and could potentially leave the area with 1 million refugees if predictions of major flooding come true. Read more.

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