As the city becomes increasingly chaotic, AFP correspondent Mira Oberman is in the center of New Orleans. Surrounded by water, she found a flooded payphone on Canal Street and talk to host Cheryl Glaser.
When authorities ordered people along the coasts of the Gulf states to evacuate, many folks couldn't afford to leave. Dan Grech caught up with some of them at the Orange Grove Housing Project, just off Mobile Bay.
Hundreds of thousands of hurricane refugees have spread out across the South. Relief agencies and private charities are scrambling to take them in, but, as Tanya Ott reports from Birmingham, Alabama, shelter is just the first of their problems.
Whether it's a hurricane or 9-11, a major disaster can make us re-examine our infrastructure. Like fancy systems we've devised for just-in-time inventories and job outsourcing. Writer and commentator Barry Lynn takes a look.
Anywhere from 50,000-100,000 people are still in New Orleans — but with too much water and not enough supplies, they're being encouraged to leave. Cheryl Glaser talked to carpenter Philip Niddrie today.
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