no rumor mill there- They've been expecting this. a few members of CT-1 saw some boats in the inlets and further offshore hauling bloated carcasses back- or the 2 and 4 legged variety.
Not to sound callus- but I think the US is now a 3rd world country. When we start to have mass drownings like when someone in Bangladesh flushes the toilet. First Katrina- now this. Once again the exact figures will never be known. I've heard estimates go as high as a thousand- but thats not something I can prove.