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Reports of gangs roving the city shooting police officers and survivors were also false, as only one policeman was shot in the aftermath of Katrina and no indictments were brought forward against the supposed gang members.
Insulation tubes were exposed as the hotel's glass exterior was completely sheared off. In Plaquemines Parish, an official described those remaining behind as "gambling with their own lives.
Later developments that eventually extended to nearby Lake Pontchartrain were built on fill to bring them above the average lake level. On Sunday, he made a video call to U.
August 29, Mayor Nagin described the loss of life as "significant" with reports of bodies floating on the water throughout the city, though primarily in the eastern portions. Nagin first called for a voluntary evacuation of the city at 5: