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Fires burn along river; rescue grinds on  The struggle continued to rescue victims from floodwaters and evacuate people from the city Troops ordered to hurricane zone  Bush has ordered 7,000 more front-line troops into the areas. He said the situation was now improving 'hour by hour' Hurricane aid efforts gather pace  Aid operations are starting to ease the plight of tens of thousands of victims in the devastated city 'Desperate SOS' for city
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Massive airlift rescues thousands
Red Cross calls for storm workers   USA: The American Red Cross needs 40,000 extra volunteers to help deal with the unprecedented impact of Hurricane Katrina Leaders meet to plan city relief  With floodwaters receding and the body count rising, Vice Adm. Thad Allen met with local officials House-to-house rescues under way


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Sep.10
Sep.4
  Military helicopters circled above the city to drop supplies and rescue people trapped in the nearly deserted city
Sep.3
  Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are being taken to safety in what is being called the largest-ever airlift in the country

Sep.2
Sep.1
  Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a 'desperate SOS' for thousands of people stranded at the city's convention center
Up to 60,000 trying to flee city
  Police and National Guard troops struggled to restore order. Looters and armed gangs were roaming the streets
Aug.31 City evacuations under way
  Bush called the disaster 'one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history'


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