New Orleans People, Pets Flee Flood

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Al Duvernay (left) lowers Rusty the dog into his boat while rescuing people stranded by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters August 30, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Devastation is widespread throughout the city with water 12 feet (3.7 meters) high in some areas. Hundreds are feared dead and thousands left homeless in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. Looting has been reported in New Orleans, which has been mostly empty due to the storm and the subsequent orders to evacuate the city.

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