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Gulf Watch: Controversy flares over Katrina's death toll

June 4, 2007 - Hurricane Katrina is still killing people almost two years after it struck. Or is it? There's some disagreement in the medical community -- though the closer one gets to local front-line caregivers, the stronger the consensus becomes that the storm continues to claim the lives of those who survived the immediate destruction.

Gulf Watch: FEMA clueless about toxic trailer warnings?

May 31, 2007 - At a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee on hurricane readiness held earlier this month, Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) asked Federal Emergency Management Agency Director David Paulison to address complaints that trailers housing Katrina and Rita survivors have dangerous levels of formaldehyde, the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reports: