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To: Ellesu
"Louisiana has weathered the largest natural disaster in American history."

I'd just like to remind people that over six thousand people lost their lives to the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston Island.

38 posted on 02/06/2006 8:44:36 PM PST by SaveTheChief
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To: SaveTheChief

The point is the devastation to lives and property and infrastructure was huge. Its was the biggest disaster we have faced. I really dont see that as a debating point. Its like a bomb went off down here in Louisiana and Mississippi


40 posted on 02/06/2006 8:47:37 PM PST by bayourant
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To: SaveTheChief
Even Galvestion doesn't come close, imo.

The Civil war took 200,000 or so combat related deaths and some 400,000 or so other deaths that may have been associated with the war along with massive destruction to the country and cities of the time... For the Gov. to compare the loss created by Katrina and say it was greater is wrong, very wrong, imo.

55 posted on 02/07/2006 7:00:42 AM PST by deport
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