New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Firetruck sits in floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina, in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans.
A firetruck sits in floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina in St. Bernard Parish near New Orleans September 3, 2005. The U.S. military will send an additional 10,000 National Guard troops to Louisiana and Mississippi to help in hurricane relief, bringing to 40,000 the number of such troops there, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The influx of new National Guard troops, who are under the command of state governors, is in addition to 7,000 active-duty federal ground troops ordered to the area by President George W. Bush on Saturday, the Pentagon said. REUTERS/David J. Phillip/Pool DJP/mk