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Air Stagnation Advisory issued November 20 at 11:05AM PST until November 21 at 12:00PM PST by NWS

...STAGNANT CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... .LIGHT WINDS AND COLD STABLE AIR WILL PERSIST OVER EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR REGIONAL AIR QUALITY AGENCIES FOR BURN BANS THAT ARE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR AREA. ...AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST

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Opening up Katrina’s wounds

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CHICAGO — At first blush, you might mistake Sheri Fink’s book “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” for simply a disturbing and deeply engrossing play-by-play of the horrors that occurred at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

But once you get past the terrifying details about what happens when a hospital that serves predominantly low-income and minority patients runs out of electricity, water and hope, it’s much more.

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