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A grim outlook from New Orleans

| Sep 1, 2005
Drinking water is scarce, looting and violence are on the rise, and today search and rescue missions were put on hold after helicopters came under fire. Host Cheryl Glaser talks with AFP reporter Mira Oberman in New Orleans.

Landing in Texas

Bob Moon | Sep 1, 2005
Among evacuees who have made it out of New Orleans, many are heading to Texas. By mid-afternoon, some 5,000 refugees had already made the trip from the Superdome in New Orleans to the Astrodome. Bob Moon reports.

Funding recovery

Hilary Wicai | Sep 1, 2005
The head of New Orleans' emergency operations said today that FEMA's response to the hurricane has been "a national disgrace." Hillary Wicai looks at how high the recovery bill could go — and how it will get paid.

Keeping businesses going on the Gulf?

Amy Scott | Sep 1, 2005
Employers with operations along the Gulf Coast are also pitching in and helping with disaster relief. Many have set up hotlines and emergency shelters for displaced workers and their families. Amy Scott reports.

Facing gas shortages

| Sep 1, 2005
Power outages are affecting the pipelines that carry fuel from the Gulf Coast to other parts of the Southeast. From WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jaime Bedrin reports.

A refined oil perspective

| Sep 1, 2005
In many parts of the country, gasoline prices are now running at $3 a gallon. Severin Borenstein is director of the University of California Energy Institute. He looks forward with host Cheryl Glaser.

Ripples from the ports

John Dimsdale | Sep 1, 2005
It's not just oil and natural gas shipments that've been disrupted by Katrina's winds and rains; seaports from Alabama to Louisiana got hit hard, too. John Dimsdale reports on the port slowdown.

Trying to survive in Bayou La Batre

Dan Grech | Sep 1, 2005
Much of the spotlight over the last few days has been on New Orleans. But Dan Grech has spent the last few days in southern Alabama, where he met a woman in tears.

Katrina's lasting impact

| Sep 1, 2005
Strangely enough, the latest economic snapshot looks pretty good: consumer spending jumped one percent in July, home prices keep on climbing, and Ford and Chrysler both posted modest sales gains last month. But economist and commentator Brad DeLong says that's all history.

Goodbye to Shrimptown?

| Sep 1, 2005
The town of Bayou La Batre in Alabama was made famous by the movie <em>Forrest Gump</em>. But Hurricane Katrina has devastated its heritage. Dan Grech reports.