Katrina's death toll was much bigger than Puerto Rico's 450

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    Although an analysis shows that as many as 450 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria (despite the official count being 45), there is no reason to freak out. Twitter Moments on Twitter

    What Trump haters won't tell you is that 450 is still not nearly half as many people as the 2000 that died in Katrina.
    Yes, it is sad, but what happened in Puerto Rico does not qualify as a catastrophe, it doesn't matter how hard you want to spin it.
     
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    So, what, people should just be like "okay, only 450 died, no big deal, who cares?" because more people died in New Orleans? That's ridiculous.
     
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    This one's a special kind of Stoopid. Climbing over the bodies of still-going-on rescue operations just to play the part of Fluff Girl for Rump. :gay:

    Apparently there's also a death-toll threshold now to qualify as "catastrophe". I'm guessing it's 451, unless two more bodies are found in which case it goes up to 453.
     
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    Aside from whatever Puerto Rico's fatality numbers end up to be, Maria also caused some 42 deaths elsewhere from Dominica to New Jersey, and another 53 remain missing. Pretending the storm somehow sprang up right next to Puerto Rico and then just quit and went home, is just bizarro.
     
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    Katrina affected a larger area of population.
     
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    Ah...so you are the determiner on what is a catastrophe, eh? An entire island is shut down.....and island with several million people....but meh?
     
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    First post here. You have to be a satire account. I love it!
     
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    Good point.

    I would classify the Las Vegas shooting as an inconvenience. It doesn't come anywhere near the level of catastrophe as in Katrina.
     
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    One might argue that some of the death toll in Katrina was due to stupidity...people that had the opportunity to evacuate but chose not to. The did not heed Robert Plant's warning and ended up drowning when the levee broke.

    In Puerto Rico, there was no opportunity to evacuate. And there were not as many immediate deaths because there was more wind damage than water damage. But I believe the death tolls in PR is going to slowly continue to climb as people die of dehydration and disease.
     

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