August 29, 2005
A Red Cross truck sits flooded with other
vehicles in front of a hotel just off Interstate 10 in Pascagoula, Miss.
Powerful Hurricane Katrina swept
through the US Gulf coast on Monday, killing dozens of people and
flooding many areas.
Miles away from the eye of the
storm, wind and rain pushed flood waters towards hundreds of towns
and cities, including Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Hellish scenes of death, damage,
and chaos wracked the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday as overwhelmed
authorities tried to rescue the living and count the dead amid the
destruction left by powerful Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans was
filling with water after an initial attempt to stop a leaking levee
failed, while police fought a losing battle to stop widespread
looting in the stricken city. In Mississippi, officials confirmed
that at least 100 people had died in the killer storm and said the
death toll was almost certain to go much higher.