Day of prayer declared in Louisiana
Aug 31, 2005, 19:00 GMT
NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco declared Wednesday a day of prayer as uncounted bodies floated in and around hurricane-battered New Orleans.
Two days after Hurricane Katrina came ashore with winds of 140 mph, city and state officials were still unable to estimate how many died from the winds and flooding from heavy rain and two broken levees that swamped New Orleans.
In declaring Wednesday a day of prayer, Blanco suggested residents ask "that God give us all the physical and spiritual strength to work through this crisis and rebuild."