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Thousands still missing after Katrina

(New Orleans, Louisiana-NBC) Nov. 22, 2005 - Nearly three months have passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, and more than 6,600 people are still missing. That's according to "USA Today."

Officials say most of the 6,644 people are likely still alive, but government record-keepers have not yet caught up with them in their new cities.

Hundreds of others are not so lucky. There are about 300 unidentified victims in the Louisiana state morgue. Of the 6,600 missing, about 1,000 are children.

The official death count in Louisiana and Mississippi stands at 1,306, but may rise depending on how these cases are resolved.

Posted 11:35pm by Chantelle Janelle

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