Katrina Headlines XII

  • Big Three automakers allow for deferred car loans.
  • Video link: Mayor describes status of New Orleans.
  • WWL blog now reports that widespread looting is going down, people grabbing racks of clothes, electronics, whatever they can.
  • Another resource from Michelle (if I haven’t mentioned it already): Eyes on Katrina.
  • The figure now for people in the Superdome is 20,000.
  • From Joshua Marshall: “Jeff Parish President. Residents will probably be allowed back in town in a week, with identification only, but only to get essentials and clothing. You will then be asked to leave and not come back for one month.”
  • What’s the airport situation? According to the Times-Picayune, it’s only open for emergency power and rescue-related efforts. And even this may stop. Also, as widely reported, the Times-Picayune Building has been evacuated.

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