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buzzsaw_23 Donating Member (631 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-05 09:40 PM
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Can we attempt an honest account of the NOLA death toll?
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It seems a certainty that the death toll will be hidden and understated in a number of ways. Is it possible to get an accurate assessment if we keep collecting articles from various sources? Here is a sloppy start with the hopes of getting a more organized compilation.

This from a new DUer at thread/link posted below.
I'm new here and don't have enough posts to start a new thread, perhaps someone could copy and paste this post and start a thread in general discussion.

Here is the reason the death toll is so low.

The numbers are being cooked based on direct versus indirect deaths from Katrina.

They aren't counting lack of water, food, heat stroke, or disease in the death count.

Both these articles are from NOLA.com. Notice 152 bodies in the coroner's office, yet only 20???? from Katrina related deaths.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Lee reports on deaths in Jefferson
Friday, 10:05 p.m.

Sheriff Harry Lee said Saturday night that the Jefferson Parish Coroners office had processed 152 bodies, but only 20 of those were deaths related to Hurricane Katrina. He said the coroners office was picking up bodies that are reported lying in the street and handling them to FEMAs specifications. He also said that body count does not include bodies that may have been taken to the morgue in St. Gabriel.

One challenge came last week at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, where Trevino saw about 1,000 desperately ill people, including 50 who, he said, were expected to die.

"Anybody who died as a direct result of Hurricane
Katrina will be counted as a death caused by the
storm. This would include people who drowned in
floodwaters, as well as patients who died when they
could not receive needed medical treatment."


State officials said that 161 bodies were being stored at a mobile morgue site in St. Gabriel about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge; three were in the St. Charles Parish morgue, 25 were in the Jefferson Parish morgue, five were in the St. Tammany Parish morgue and three were in the Iberia Parish morgue.

www.nola.com

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  -Can we attempt an honest account of the NOLA death toll? buzzsaw_23  Sep-11-05 09:40 PM   #0 
  - No honest count will be allowed by BFEE  BrklynLiberal   Sep-11-05 09:42 PM   #1 
  - I thought this was why CNN brought suit!  annabanana   Sep-11-05 09:42 PM   #2 
  - And no reporters are allowed in the morgue.  Ojai Person   Sep-12-05 11:20 AM   #27 
  - The number of fatalities will be revealed.  katsy   Sep-11-05 09:45 PM   #3 
  - Are they still doing that fuzzy math? Are they counting citizens  texpatriot2004   Sep-11-05 09:46 PM   #4 
  - The first thing they need is a list of the missing  DoYouEverWonder   Sep-11-05 09:50 PM   #5 
  - Here's Wikipedia's count with links to sources - confirmed 592+  expatriot   Sep-11-05 09:53 PM   #6 
  - This comment seems to allow for fudging the numbers  buzzsaw_23   Sep-11-05 10:15 PM   #9 
  - The link is very informative; number on TV was less than 592+  texpatriot2004   Sep-12-05 06:07 AM   #14 
  - bookmarked!  annabanana   Sep-12-05 06:12 AM   #16 
  - Does a disinterred body - count as a body?  BOHICA06   Sep-11-05 10:00 PM   #7 
  - Recommend this please! We NEED to know the truth! (nt)  IndyOp   Sep-11-05 10:10 PM   #8 
  - "They" can't suppress the numbers because the coroners are local govt  Psephos   Sep-11-05 10:25 PM   #10 
  - The mortuary function has been taken over by FEMA  annabanana   Sep-12-05 04:57 AM   #12 
  - It will be honest. One the press is aloud to ask. Two the databases  applegrove   Sep-12-05 03:03 AM   #11 
  - What I don't get  whatever4   Sep-12-05 06:04 AM   #13 
  - supposedly from searches of neighborhoods  itsjustme   Sep-12-05 06:12 AM   #15 
     - do you recall ANYTHING SPECIFIC in the report?  annabanana   Sep-12-05 06:16 AM   #17 
        - That's where I'm going  whatever4   Sep-12-05 07:59 AM   #21 
  - It's called "divide and conquer" and it's Rove's trick  Francine Frensky   Sep-12-05 07:02 AM   #18 
  - 1,200 children still w/o parents. 'splain that.  elehhhhna   Sep-12-05 07:34 AM   #19 
  - Oh you know "those" people....  annabanana   Sep-12-05 08:19 AM   #23 
  - (Reuters) 9/11-- Official Kat. death toll passes 400  elehhhhna   Sep-12-05 08:50 AM   #24 
  - Diebold to announce final body count as 213. n/t  Bluebear   Sep-12-05 07:34 AM   #20 
  - CNN saying 197 right now, WHEW!  leftchick   Sep-12-05 08:06 AM   #22 
     - more than 40 corpses found in hospital  buzzsaw_23   Sep-12-05 09:55 PM   #28 
  - Liberty Belle has a similar post  paineinthearse   Sep-12-05 09:04 AM   #25 
  - Katrina's Forgotten Victims: Native American Tribes  buzzsaw_23   Sep-13-05 09:32 PM   #31 
  - LOST is the word  mopinko   Sep-12-05 09:32 AM   #26 
  - From St. Bernard Parish  buzzsaw_23   Sep-12-05 10:07 PM   #29 
  - no stories- no photos bodies just being disappeared  buzzsaw_23   Sep-13-05 08:02 PM   #30 
  - Over 50 Evacuees Have Died in TX  buzzsaw_23   Sep-14-05 04:48 PM   #32 
 

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