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Skip to comments.Katrina Live Thread, Part X
Posted on 08/30/2005 6:51:27 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Catastrophic damage occurred to Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Major bridges are destroyed. Mobile AL suffered its worst flooding in 90 years. In New Orleans, a large section of concrete levee broke last night. Water continues to rise, threatening, among many things, Tulane Hospital with 1000 patients. New Orleans officials: Do not attempt to return to the city at this time if you evacuated. It is too dangerous.
Sun-Herald Gulfport MS
WLOX TV Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagula
Gulfport News via Topix.net WAFB Baton Rouge
Slidell, Mandeville, and Covington Updates Warning: website is overloaded due to heavy traffic
Mobile Register via al.com
Mississippi updates via Jackson Ledger
Lafayette LA Daily Advertiser
Pensacola News Journal
Thanks for all your dedication to keep these threads going.
Bouquets & kudos to you!
Thank you for your dedication to these threads.
The link for Slidell does not work (it's not just overloaded, I don't think).
Does anyone have a link that opens?
Not to excuse that a-hole Matthews, but even the folks who go there (primarily Gulf Shores AL) call it that - and proudly.
Beat it. This is not a political thread.
I know I hope enough of us here will remember her shameful behavior when her reelction comes up. You are right, all of the previous city leaders and planners are the problem. This is shameful and criminal the absolute lack of planning for this.
see post 20
I'd appreciate any updates as to the nature of what you're getting in OH throughout the day. We expect the remnants here in Toronto sometime this evening.
Look at my post #25 on this thread...
I was going to ask that too. It ain't happening......
Hello Cincinnati! Love your town! Lived there back in the early 80's in Westwood. Still miss it. The Reds and Bengals are my favorite teams.
Yes. Didn't he say that to the governor of Alabama? He did say it to a very high level state official -- who QUICKLY but politely shot Chris down -- "We just call it the 'Gulf Coast', Mr. Mathews."
That 15 BILLION dollars in aid to Africa doesn't get to the people anyway.
We need to take back our Pledge for foreign aid. We don't have it!
Charity Begins At Home!
You have done a great job of providing local information. I appreciate it a lot. I just pray for those poor folks in NO and surrounding areas.
Morning! Sad news this AM and photos are heartwrenching.
Logistically, don't even know where they'll begin. Folks without food/water, etc., water still rising.
Anybody know if they'll start airlifting people out of there (I read somewhere though that both airports are flooded.)
No, no one has heard much of anything. They're calling Slidell a black hole. No communication of any type, not even ham radio is coming out of there.
Haley Barber, MS: for missing fly members call 601-359-7017
Reporting more dead. Said 80 dead (don't know if they meant 80 more dead or total so far). A whole apartment complex in MS was destroyed and swept away.
Newspaper article about Slidell.
I keep seeing FNC flashing "possible 26 billion damage" I predict this storm will cost way over 260 bilion.
Have not heard from Brother in Bogalusa also Convington. 90 year old aunt went north to Miss. with neighbor but no word. Riveridge must be gone. Thanks for links.
Let me paraphrase.
May they pleasure themselves manually.
Americans were all over the place during that tsunami. We know that's how it is. And Americans will handle this hurricane because they never run to OUR aid.
Not that we want them.
If a hurricane this size hit anywhere else on earth it would have been catastrophic. Sure, we've got some deaths. But if this hurricane hit say, Southeast Asia, the casualties would have been in the millions.
You know it and I know it. They don't build their houses to code, they don't think ahead, dictators and despots tend not to think in the long run.
This morning I am shocked at the extent of the damage.
Maybe I shouldn't be. It was all forecasted.
You know what else occurs to me? It's a damn, damn good thing those people were evacuated to the Superdome.
Damn good thing because most of those people were very poor or homeless. And most of them would be dead this morning had the FEDERAL government not intervened.
THIS is the story shoddy journalists should be investigating.
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