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The Latest on Katrina - 50 people killed in Mississippi

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WAFB) - An emergency official has confirmed that there have been at least 50 hurricane-related deaths in Mississippi's Harrison County. 

At least five people have also been killed along the Gulf Coast.

Katrina is now a tropical storm, slowing down after plunging thousands of homes into flood waters.

High water could affect areas from Louisiana to Ohio.

The Superdome is showing signs of wear, as 8,000 people spend a second night in the stadium.

Trash barrels are overflowing and low water pressure means the bathrooms are filthy.

One group of people tried to leave, but officials told them it's not safe yet.

At 10:00 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Katrina was located near 33.5 north, 88.5 west, or near Columbus, Mississippi. 

Maximum sustained winds are now near 60 mph, and the storm is moving in a northerly direction at 22 mph.

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