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August 30, 2005
Children's Hospital under
Tuesday, 11:45 p.m.
Late Tuesday, Gov.
Blanco spokeswoman Denise Bottcher described a disturbing
scene unfolding in uptown New Orleans, where looters were
trying to break into Children's Hospital.
said the director of the hospital fears for the safety of the
staff and the 100 kids inside the hospital. The director said
the hospital is locked, but that the looters were trying to
break in and had gathered outside the facility.
director has sought help from the police, but, due to rising
flood waters, police have not been able to respond.
Bottcher said Blanco has been told of the situation
and has informed the National Guard. However, Bottcher said,
the National Guard has also been unable to respond.