Monday, August 29, 2005

Katrina leaves destruction in its wake

Hurricane Katrina has now been downgraded to a Category 2 as it moves north through the state of Mississippi. The 170 Km/h winds are still considered dangerous, but the worst is over. Air traffic was seriously disrupted. Four major airports closed in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and others along the east of the US were seriously disrupted with delayed flights and stranded passengers. Major flooding is affecting many parts of the southern states and there are tornado alerts in several parts of Louisiana and Mississippi. All that remains for many is to assess the damage and pick up the pieces. There are no reports of any injuries or deaths.
[18:04 GMT 29/08/2005]

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