Health Emergency Declared; Nagin: Thousands probably dead

Unfortunately, as we all knew it would, the death toll in New Orleans has unofficially risen into the thousands. I would be surprised if less than 5000 are dead in the Big Easy.

Associated Press Story

"We know there is a significant number of dead bodies in the water."
"Minimum, hundreds. Most likely, thousands."
-Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans

EDIT2: A public health emergency has also been declared across the entire Gulf Coast.
NBC News Story
yeah scary stuff, they are mentioning things like cholera and typhoid...I would have to think tetanus would be an issue also