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Thousands assess damage; 10,000 urged to leave city

Search for survivors, bodies continues; toll still unknown

By Kevin Cullen and Keith O'Brien
Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent / September 6, 2005

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METAIRIE, La. -- As thousands streamed back into the city's suburbs to assess the damage to their homes, authorities pleaded with the estimated 10,000 remaining in flooded areas of New Orleans to get out of a city that was, in the words of the deputy police chief, destroyed by ''the greatest catastrophe on American soil." (Full article: 1533 words)

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