'Desperate SOS' for New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a "desperate SOS" to help thousands of people stranded with no food or water. Up to 25,000 people are at the city's convention centre, with thousands more trying to survive hurricane flooding. Some 300 "battle-tested" National Guardsmen have arrived in New Orleans from Iraq with orders to restore civic order and using a shoot-to-kill policy.

2005-09-02

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