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N.O. asks whopping $77 billion in claim to corps Submitting a claim for a staggering $77 billion, the city of New Orleans joined tens of thousands of would-be plaintiffs who rushed to beat a Thursday deadline to alert the Army Corps of Engineers that they may sue for losses resulting from the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina.On page four of the article:
Also joining the queue were Entergy New Orleans, the city's bankrupt electrical utility, which is seeking $655 million, and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, which put in a claim of about $460 million, spokesmen for the agencies said.
Nagin's press office e-mailed the news release about 20 minutes before Air Force One lifted off from Louis Armstrong International Airport, concluding President Bush's visit to the city Thursday, the 18-month anniversary of Katrina. During the trip, Bush visited a Central City charter school and sat shoulder-to-shoulder with Nagin during lunch at a Treme restaurant.