Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Astonishing Exclusive From Mississippi [hundreds if not thousands dead]
Paramedic Rescue Operation | 8-31-05 | My Favorite Headache

Posted on 08/30/2005 10:10:45 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

It is with heavy heart I write this...

I have finally reconnected with my best friend who is a paramedic who was sent from Georgia 2 days ago to Gulf Port, Mississippi before the hurricane hit.

He just reached me within the last 10 mins via emergency cell phone to tell me he was alive.

Thousands of bodies have been discovered throughout Mississippi in Gulf Port, Waveland,Hancock County,Bay of St.Louis.

They are hanging in trees and they are pulling them out 30 at a time. Entire families found drowned in their homes and washing up on shore.

The stories he could tell me were brief. National Guard is on the scene and arresting anyone seen on the streets.

The numbers are staggering and what I have been told tonight will shake people to their foundation as the numbers will be coming out in the next 24-hours of just how many people have actually perished in these and 3 other beach communities.

More to follow....

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2368; armydjdumbass; baystlouis; biloxi; casaloma; catfight; disaster; eatingourown; godblessthem; godhelpthem; gulfport; hughhewitt; hurricane; hurricanekatrina; katrina; katrinaandthewaves; mississippi; passchristian; prayer; puppetmasters; waveland
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 241-260261-280281-300 ... 2,681-2,695 next last
To: My Favorite Headache
Thank you for sharing your information. I think many of us have been dreading this type of inevitable news.. just the tip of the iceberg I am afraid with disease following.
261 posted on 08/30/2005 11:01:50 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your s God is!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache; BurbankKarl; NautiNurse; Dog Gone; Howlin

Here, I resized and zoomed on the area... as I said, clouds in the spot of most interest, but there is definate sign of a SEVERE surge to those bays, and the area of SE LA. Wave forecasts were pushing 60-70 feet... this is on top of the water rise.

262 posted on 08/30/2005 11:01:56 PM PDT by nwctwx (Everything I need to know, I learned on the Threat Matrix)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 223 | View Replies]

To: oceanperch

Did you read the prophecy thread? I hope the expected about the next few months turns out to have been prevented by prayer or just wrong.

Sounds like many people feel much worse is headed our way in a series of worsening disasters and terror attacks.

263 posted on 08/30/2005 11:01:57 PM PDT by Quix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 230 | View Replies]

To: U S Army EOD

Horrifying ... that sends chills down my spine.

264 posted on 08/30/2005 11:02:00 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 247 | View Replies]

To: ChefKeith

There's a silver lining here that occurs to me and that is...that all threats from al-Qaeda are rendered meaningless in the face of what we've already faced.

Al Qaeda's threats are offically irrelevant.

265 posted on 08/30/2005 11:02:19 PM PDT by foreign devil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 250 | View Replies]

To: LibertyRocks

But the emphasis was so on the pathway it was taking to Louisiana, it would have been almost understandable for the people in MS to think that they were going to get the lighter end of the storm.

266 posted on 08/30/2005 11:02:25 PM PDT by MHT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 259 | View Replies]

To: dixiechick2000

Scooping the press once again ain't we?

267 posted on 08/30/2005 11:02:55 PM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 248 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne
I can understand the drive to stay near your home, but when it comes to hurricanes, I'd leave the area.

It is very hard to leave the area. I have been down dodging these things for twenty years. Usually, your employer will not release you until the warning is issued and that leaves you with way less then 24 hours to get ready and get out. That is when the eye will hit land, but with large storms driving can start to get rough 8 hours before that. When you are looking at something like Florida, there isn't really anywhere to go. You have to drive up to eight hours in good traffic to get out of the state and you may be in the storms path the whole way. That doesn't leave you with much time to collect your family, seal up your house, and pack up your life; and, we are assuming that the thing actually stays on course and you get the full 24 hours of notice.

With Katrina, Broward county issued a hurricane warning, but Dade county did not. As a result people were ordered into work on Friday in Dade county. When the storm changed direction they actually ended up driving home in tropical storm winds. They would have been lucky to find enough time to put up their storm shutters.

Also, keep in mind that these warnings happen half a dozen times a year. You never know until the last minute what these storms will do. Who can afford to cut and run on every warning? You either have to develop a certain tolerance for these things or move away from the coast.
268 posted on 08/30/2005 11:03:26 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: Ultra Sonic 007

Have heard, read enough . . . am not so sure.

But hey, naysaying seems to be FR's main religion so help yourself.

269 posted on 08/30/2005 11:03:37 PM PDT by Quix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 234 | View Replies]


I agree completely with you. I worried about that alot too. We were all I think focused on what this storm was going to do to New Orleans, and it turned right in the last few hours before coming ashore. It's truly sad.

270 posted on 08/30/2005 11:03:50 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (Praying for those hurt by Hurricane Katrina)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 266 | View Replies]

To: advance_copy
Tass and Pravda in the USSR also blocked bad news. Sovietization of America is ongoing, and control of the news is part of it.

Not necessarily true.

Situation is so overwhelming, with so many of the ordinary things gone (like passable roads, electricity, working phones, light after dark, elementary sewage disposal, food, water) that people don't have TIME or EFFORT to look at the big picture.

And if they did release the news all at once, the US stock market would crumble at the thought of all the $$ and work it will take to regroup...not to mention speculators on commodities, etc.

Prayers for all!

271 posted on 08/30/2005 11:03:51 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 69 | View Replies]

To: vik

I wonder, too, how many of those bodies they say are floating in the water are the long-dead remains of cemetaries which have been flooded.

272 posted on 08/30/2005 11:03:53 PM PDT by MHT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 254 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

Oh no, this really bodes ill for New Orleans. They haven't even started trying to tally the dead there.

273 posted on 08/30/2005 11:03:59 PM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Quix

What prophecy thread. What prediction?

274 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:20 PM PDT by foreign devil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 263 | View Replies]

To: ArmyTeach; Black Tooth

Someone should start a thread to track donations from all our so-called allies and eurotrash friends.

275 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:24 PM PDT by Prince Charles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 137 | View Replies]

To: foreign devil
agreed I pray for all those that are fighting to hold on through the night. My prayers to those working to recover those that are still alive they will need all the energy and fortitude to get through this..

I have been chastised twice for my meteorological skills... so i now put my weather guesser hat in the corner.
276 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:24 PM PDT by Americanwolf (To all in the States of MS, AL, and LA effect by Hurricane Katrina my heart and prayers to you all!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 205 | View Replies]

To: McGavin999
I am sure you are right but wasn't the brunt of the hurricane originally supposed to make a direct hit on N.O. only? Then I think ,at the last minute, the hurricane, turned direction, maybe towards Mississippi , and authorities didn't have time to get the word out.My friends want me to explain why all these people [thousands?] didn't make it out in time and I don't know what to tell them.
277 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:29 PM PDT by Bush gal in LA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 235 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie

Hmmmm. Stranger things have happened.

What do I know.


278 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:43 PM PDT by Quix
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 245 | View Replies]

To: My Favorite Headache

I'm starting to feel sick. A dear friend of mine was headed to Alabama to celebrate her parents' 50th wedding anniversary. I believe they owned a beach home. Oh my God.

279 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:44 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (I don't recognize my own country anymore.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: foreign devil
Another storm is coming and EVERYBODY should be gone.

What storm is that? TD-13 just expired, and there are no other active tropical systems in the Atlantic basin.

280 posted on 08/30/2005 11:04:45 PM PDT by malakhi (Let the wookie win.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 205 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 241-260261-280281-300 ... 2,681-2,695 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson