The recovery of Katrina's victims speeded up in the last two days. As of Thursday, Mississippi had recorded 201 deaths and Louisiana 118, while other affected states had much lower numbers.
With the flooding in New Orleans it has not been possible to go in and do a thorough search of the city. So the count will surely rise.
This statement is troubling.
In the rural areas east of St. Bernard Parish, some bodies will never be found because alligators will have taken them away, locals said.