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Immediate Priorities Post-Katrina

The search and rescue continues after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Looting is rampant; New Orleans tries to stem its flooding; and the thousands living in the Superdome begin the move to the Houston Astrodome.


Lt. Cmdr. Tim Tobias, Louisiana Coast Guard in New Orleans

Joe Suhhayda, oceanographer and expert in emergency preparedness

Thomas LaPoint, aquatic toxicologist; director of the Institute of Applied Sciences at the Univerisity of North Texas

Joe Guarisco, director of the Emergency Department at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans

Sharon Terrell, resident of Slidell, La.

Mark Caputo, Miami Herald reporter in Gulfport, Miss.; has also been reporting from New Orleans; was a college student at the University of Miami when Hurricane Andrew hit 13 years ago

Joshua Clark, founder and editor of Light of New Orleans Publishing; lives in the heart of the French Quarter

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