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December 29, 2005

12/29/2005: Most in New Orleans died from flood, not storm

Most of the bodies recovered in New Orleans were found in the western and central portions of the city, which were largely dry after the storm, but flooded when canal walls collapsed. The areas of the city hit by Hurricane Katrina's storm surge accounted for only about a quarter of the people who died.

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