Is New Orleans Facing Another Disaster?

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As Tropical Storm Rita heads toward the Gulf of Mexico, the lower Florida Keys have been ordered evacuated. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, the federal government's point man in New Orleans, yesterday warned Mayor Ray Nagin that he was moving too fast to repopulate his city. Today, President Bush urged Nagin to slow repopulation to a city where levees are at risk from even a moderate rainfall. Meantime, the President's vow to rebuild has raised the question of how much taxpayers will be asked to spend and where the money will come from. Despite his caution that federal funds will be spent "wisely," his promise is causing a split in his own Republican Party. What are the prospects for New Orleans? We get updates on politics, public health and the weather.
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