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searching for survivors
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shawn Beaty looks out of his HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter for survivors in flooded New Orleans. This rescue crew was sent from Clearwater, Fla., to assist in search and rescue efforts.
The U.S. Coast Guard hoists a pregnant woman from her apartment in New Orleans. Rescue workers also evacuated 10 others from the building.
For Katrina, the American Red Cross launched the largest mobilization of resources in its history for a single natural disaster. More than 200 Red Cross shelters are being set up to to provide hot meals, bottled water and distribute other much-needed relief supplies, as seen in this shot, taken during the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis. The Red Cross is accepting donations on its Web site.