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Update on Mississippi's missing

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Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says that of the 900 people reported missing immediately after Hurricane Katrina first hit the state, only about 100 are still missing. The state death toll remains at 221, but as many as 80 of those bodies have not been identified.
Barbour says it's difficult to know whether those 80 people will account for some of the missing hurricane victims, or if they are people who have not yet been reported missing.
...The state has fewer than 1400 people still in shelters -- 60 percent are residents of Mississippi, and the rest are from Louisiana.
A cruise ship off of the coast of Mobile, Alabama, is housing more than 1400 people. Barbour estimates that more than 15000 people have found housing in the more than five-thousand temporary units that the state has established.