Yellow journalism: alive and well in 2005.
That "10,000 dead" has been revised down to "less than 1,000."
For reference, that compares to 35,000 dead in Europe from... a heat wave. That's right, a natural "catastrophe" that can be handled with air conditioning killed more than 35 times as many people among our oh-so-enlightened socialist transatlantic neighbors as a Category 5 storm here in the US did in a deathtrap city built below sea level, even with an incompetent disaster response.
Let's see, 35,000 people times $179 each for their own, personal 8,000 BTU air conditioner gives me... $5.5 million. That's what it would have cost to save every single person who died from excess heat. And that assumes no one was willing to share.
And people think America has problems.