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By Winter Patriot on 9/2/2005, 7:06am PT  

Guest Blogged by Winter Patriot

This just in from CTV:

New Orleans rocked by blasts, military move in

New Orleans has been hit by a series of massive explosions --- fires are raging and extra troops have been sent in to help quell the lawlessness.

The scenes of a city rapidly descending into chaos come four days after Hurricane Katrina struck a deadly and devastating blow.

Despair is escalating on the streets as corpses rot on the flooded sidewalks, thousands are stranded without food or water and survivors plead for help.

Adding to the uncertainty was a series of large explosions in the city's railroad district early Friday, possibly from a rail car.

A police officer told CNN that authorities were trying to get a hazardous materials team to the area.

He said he believed "several cars blew up," but it was not known what they were carrying.

There were also reports that the city's riverfront was hit by a series of massive blasts --- believed to have involved a chemical factory. A large cloud of acrid, black smoke is drifting over New Orleans.

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