The Associated Press is reporting today that authorities are finding fewer bodies then had been expected.
NEW ORLEANS – Authorities said Friday that their first systematic sweep of the city found far fewer bodies than expected, suggesting that Hurricane Katrina’s death toll may not be the catastrophic 10,000 feared.
“I think there’s some encouragement in what we’ve found in the initial sweeps that some of the catastrophic deaths that some people predicted may not have occurred,” said Terry Ebbert, New Orleans’ homeland security chief.
Ebbert declined to give a new estimate of the dead.
It is nice to hear some good news in all this. If you can call any deaths, “good news.”
Kevin Surbaugh, 37, of Topeka, KS also writes at KevinsView.com and has also been published from time to time over the years in the Kansas City Star, Osawatomie Graphic, Linn County News, Topeka Capital Journal and Topeka Metro News.