|Hurricane Katrina's death toll across the Gulf Coast climbed past the 1,000 mark Wednesday, with the body count in Louisiana alone reaching 799.
The new figure of 1,036 was released as New Orleans braced for the outside possibility that Hurricane Rita, swirling across the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas with 150 mph winds, could swamp the city's damaged levees and inflict new misery on the Big Easy.
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