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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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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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Tropical Storm 12
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.
Ah. Thanks for the clarification.
"Fox: "Hear that hissing sound? That may be a gas leak..." Yikes."
Definately a big YIKES~~!! What's he thinking standing there, listening to a possible gas leak?? good grief.
I'd actually allow the beer as well-- at least that would be pure for drinking.
But, you shouldn't lie to them, either. Especially people who have small children out walking around in that stuff.
Governor Blanco is way over her head and what is needed are people that understand a disaster and do not get emotional right now. This press conference reveals a Governor that has very little clue on what to do next.
Without the guy talking she would look even worse. She is terrible -- as Governor you have to be able to handle anything thrown at you. Look at Gov Keating when the OKC Bombing occured -- he provided people with a Governor that stood strong and gave comfort. This Governor is weak.
This is way beyond politics. They need all the support they can get.
How high can Lake P go until it overflows someplace else? Might have to blow the seawalls if this is happening.
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