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Skip to comments.Katrina Live Thread, Part XI
Posted on 08/30/2005 1:34:04 PM PDT by NautiNurse
The situation in New Orleans continues to deteriorate due to rising water levels and desperation. Search and rescue continues via boat and air. Authorities have announced the goal to evacuate all the remaining residents of NOLA. The New Orleans Mayor has reported numerous gas leaks throughout the city. Sporadic fires occurring. Attempts to evacuate hundreds of hospital patients from Charity Hospital and Tulane Medical Center are in process. Patients are being transported to other hospitals as far away as Florida.
The Army Corps of Engineers is at the NOLA levee breaks with current plans to drop 3000 lb sand bags in an effort to stop the flow of water. NOLA hospital evacuations continue for thousands of patients. Reports indicate all evacuees are being taken to the SuperDome, which is now surrounded by water. The generators at the Dome are now in jeopardy. The Governor of Louisiana has called for a day of prayer tomorrow...
Elsewhere, search and rescue continue in Mississippi and Alabama. Biloxi reports indicate catastrophic damage.
Links to various news and local government websites:
WLOX TV Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagula has link to locate family and friends (very slow load)
2theAdvocate - Baton Rouge Includes Slidell, St. John Parish, St. Bernard Parish updates, and other locations.
Inside Houma Today needing boats, volunteers, lists gas station openings, water, etc.
WALA Channel 4 Mobile, AL Includes links to distribution centers, Emergency Ops, etc.
Sun-Herald Gulfport MS Includes link to town by town reports
Gulfport News via Topix.net
WAFB Baton Rouge
Mobile Register via al.com
Mississippi updates via Jackson Ledger
Lafayette LA Daily Advertiser
Pensacola News Journal
St Bernard Local Government
WWL-TV (via KHOU/Houston): http://www.wwltv.com/cgi-bin/bi/video/makeadplaylist.pl?title=beloint_khou&live=yes
WDSU/New Orleans via WAPL/Jackson: mms://a842.l1291238841.c12912.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/842/12912/v0001/reflector:38841
All are Windows Media Player links.
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Discussion Thread - Hurricane Katrina - What Went Wrong?!?
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Martial Law Declared in New Orleans
Due to the number of requests to assist, the following list of some charities is provided.
This is not intended as an endorsement for any of the charities.
www.redcross.org or 1-800 HELP NOW - note: website is slow
Salvation Army - 1-800-SAL-ARMY or Salvation Army currently looking for in-state volunteers - (888)363-2769
Operation Blessing: (800) 436-6348.
America's Second Harvest: (800) 344-8070.
Catholic Charities USA: (800) 919-9338, or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: (800) 848-5818.
Church World Service: (800) 297-1516 or online at www.churchworldservice. org.
Lutheran Disaster Response: (800) 638-3522.
Nazarene Disaster Response: (888) 256-5886.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: (800) 872-3283.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is accepting donations at its 3,800 stores and Web site, www.walmart.com.
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I kinda doubt this presser would be talking about evacuating the city w/o some definitive information regarding the stability of the levees.
New thread with updated links and info.
Water problems are cropping up.
Yes, it was the governor; I was wrong about that the other day, too..........LOL.
Thank you very much for listing the charities!
Sorry, NN. I think I broke the last thread...
Why didn't they evacuate BEFORE the hurricane?
Fox: "Hear that hissing sound? That may be a gas leak..." Yikes.
I just listened to that news conference by the LA Governor and it is beyond my comprehension that they really didn't, and seemingly still don't have a plan for this scenario.
You broke the whole internet!
Thanks, NautiNurse, for this thread. It's been more informative than some of the wire services. Is there a freeper (Non Red Cross way) of helping these people?
"Just lake water" is a good thing, because that means it's not river water. If the river breaks into the city, it's all over.
I caught that too. The "Katie Holms" syndrome, apparently.
I feel sorry for Landrieu,,New Orleans is her heart, her family is there, her father was Mayor. She looks shell shocked.
The Gov is dumb I do believe. Bobby Jindal should have been Gov and I do think Mike Foster would have stepped up to the plate here.
But La is a poor state, democratic for the most part and we had Huey Long if you remember. Long history of poor government.
And I don't think the Gov wants to say that New Orleans is full of toxic chems, waste, bacteria and cess filled water at this point. I mean who would.
in before the ZOT!
OMG< the mayor is calling for a DAY OF PRAYER again.........she is a loon.
Good grief. She gets worse by the moment. She's approaching this like a spectator, not a leader. Heck, we've all been praying.
That, brivette, will surely be in the running for 'Understatement of the Millenium'
by lake water she means ponchatrain.
this partisan ranting and raving against la/nola officials is getting tiresome and has to provide great laughs for the other side.
maybe this thread can stay on topic.
Question asked of the Governor. Is it weeks or months before they can move back in? Weeks before assessment... some homes may not be habitable structurally.
Live New Orleans Tv -
New link for relief donations:
Maybe they will re-show it -- pretty sobering. Bottom line is this is the kind of disaster China has been waiting to befall us to give them the upper hand in the energy markets.
"It Will Turn" seems to have been their plan.
They are not exactly the most inspiring "leaders" I've ever seen.
Anyone with live pictures?
Looks like the worst case scenario for New Orleans is indeed happening. The health hazards and other dangers will make the city untenable for weeks.
It appears to me that it is not, and that the Mississippi is indeed flowing into Eastern NO.
Not everyone has the means to do so. Let's not blame them when you don't know their situation.
They are showing video of some of the looters, and they are paying good attention to zooming in on their faces. Surely this will matter later. If these people are trapped and they are taking necessary supplies like food, diapers, water, I am sure we can all understand. If they are ripping off beer, tobacco, drugs, or nonessentials, or breaking into p eople's houses and taking personal effects, that is another story.
I am not quite sure how it is they are able to walk around unchecked, if most of the city is under water.
The question involved what was in the water: is it a toxic soup?
I mean drinking water....
Is the Gov. on the verge of a breakdown? The cube-bound, TV deprived of us think so.
I can understand why some people didn't evacuate. Maybe they didn't have cars. Many people depend on public transportation.
Maybe they didn't have money for gas, many people live paycheck to paycheck.
I heard one woman at the Super Dome say her car broke down as she was leaving town.
Maybe they were old, with no family, or infirmed, etc.
What they should have done, though, and didn't was to get to the Super Dome as instructed. Seems to me that would have saved a lot of search/rescue time, if more people had come to the Super Dome in the first place.
Heres some photos I dunno if we have seen all of them.
I'd like to say some prayers for the souls lost and those trapped right now and that if they pump out the city, I'll be one of those toursist going to MARTÍ GRAU for the first time this year.
Updates as they come in on Katrina
03:25 PM CDT on Tuesday, August 30, 2005
3:25 P.M. - With conditions in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans rapidly deteriorating, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Tuesday that people now huddled in the Superdome and other rescue centers need to be evacuated.
"The situation is untenable," Blanco said during a news conference. "It's just heartbreaking."
3:15 P.M. - Charity Hospital is out of commission and they are trying to evacuate patients, but it is hard to get there because rising water is surrounding the hospital. They will try to evacuate the patients to other cities.
3:13 P.M. - Governor Blanco: A lot of people have lost their lives, but we have no numbers because the priority is saving those who are alive so we don't have more casualties.
3:12 P.M. - Senator Vitter: Mayor Nagin's calm and control and command of the facts showed me that we have one of the best leaders in the country right here.
3:12 P.M. - Senator Landrieu - Scenes are similar to what she saw after the Tsunami.
3:11 P.M. - Senator Landrieu: Those who evacuated should be patient and thank God that they are okay because so many still need to get out.
3:09 P.M. - Senator Landrieu: Plenty of people still on rooftops in N.O. East waiting to be rescued. Every boat available is being used to try to save people.
3:07 P.M. - Governor Blanco: We are looking for ways to get people out of the Superdome and out of New Orleans said Governor Blanco as she tried to keep from crying.
Maybe we'll just need to rebuild the whole thing inland, and a few more feet over sea level.
I apologize for that joke in advance to those of you that will be offended by my crass display of humor.
Probably because it is hard to fathom a state would elect this woman as the Governor. She is way over her head IMHO and answers sound dumb in the press conference. She is now being talked over by people around her. She has no business being the Governor IMHO.
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It's not partisan; it's truthful.
and has to provide great laughs for the other side
I didn't realize there was an "other side" in a disaster.
Trying to prepare a city for a Category 5 hurricane is somewhat akin to fortifying the DFW Metroplex against an F-5 tornado.
You simply can't prevent widespread disaster in the face of that.
My sentiments...if they're taking water, or food, sobeit.
Anything else, they're criminals.
The problem now is how to get 80,000 people out, only way to move 80,000 people is boats, lots and lots of boats. Coast Guard/Navy should organize a Dunkirt operation of the poor city of New Orleans.
Nice to think that they will be partying come Fat Tuesday but this is going to be a massive task.