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Skip to comments.Katrina Live Thread, Part XIV
Posted on 09/02/2005 3:03:06 PM PDT by NautiNurse
President Bush continues to assess the catastrophic damage by air and on the ground in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Bush spent the day meeting with search and rescue personnel, relief commanders, and displaced residents in Mobile, Biloxi, and the New Orleans area. U.S. Congress passed a $10.5 billion relief package for the hurricane ravaged areas. First Lady Laura Bush issued a press statement from an evacuation shelter in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Patient and staff evacuations continue from numerous New Orleans Hospitals. Thousands of patients are being airlifted to a field hospital at Louis Armstrong New Orleans Airport for triage, staging, and transport to hospitals throughout the United States.
The U.S. Coast Guard and civilian volunteers continue to evacuate thousands of survivors from their flooded homes in New Orleans. The Army Corps of Engineers continues work to repair the damaged levees.
The nation's airlines today began an operation intended to fly up to 25,000 refugees out of New Orleans. The airlines are volunteering their aircraft and crews for the program. Long convoys loaded with relief supplies arrived throughout the day into New Orleans, while convoys of buses are moving survivors out of the city.
Several large fires are burning in the city and greater New Orleans area. Reports indicate snipers are holding down firefighters. Reports of shots fired with LEO down in the St. Bernard Parish area. Rescue operations are underway. A bus carrying NOLA evauees rolled over in Opelousa, LA.
Links to various news, local and state government websites:
WLOX TV Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagula has link to locate family and friends
2theAdvocate - Baton Rouge Includes Slidell, St. John Parish, St. Bernard Parish updates, and other locations.
Inside Houma Today includes shelter and volunteer updates
WLBT.com Jackson MS
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
Alabama Homeland Security Volunteers can sign up online
Louisiana Homeland Security
Louisiana State Police road closure info
State of Mississippi Website has traffic alerts, emergency contact numbers
New Orleans Emergency Operations Center - is now open:
WWL-TV New Orleans (via WFAA Dallas) - WWL-TV is operating from studios at Louisiana Public Broadcasting. CBS has a relay during the morning and afternoon. When available, use the CBS relay first as they have greater streaming capacity. Yahoo has also provided a relay.
WDSU-TV New Orleans - The news staff has started to return to temporary news studios near New Orleans. However, expect evening coverage from Hearst-Argyle sister stations WAPT Jackson and WESH Orlando when the New Orleans staff needs to take a break.
WGNO-TV New Orleans - New Orleans' ABC affiliate has returned to the air with WBRZ-TV and launched video streaming with continuous Katrina coverage.
WPMI-TV Mobile, AL - WPMI is webcasting from 5:30am - 10:30pm CDT. When off air, you can view pre-recorded reports on demand. This feed is often unreliable.
WKRG-TV Mobile, AL - This station is providing good coverage of the situation to the east in Mississippi and Alabama. However, the station is now signing off at around 10:30pm CDT like WWL and WPMI.
WJTV-TV Jackson, MS - The CBS affiliate in Jackson is providing live coverage for both the Jackson area and south Mississippi (knowing a lot of media in that area is off the air).
United Radio From New Orleans: WWL-AM, WNOE-FM, "KISS-FM," WRNO-FM, WYLD-FM, and WJBO-AM who have joined forces as United Radio From New Orleans, and they are streaming.
Related FR Threads:
FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread FReeper Check In thread
Discussion Thread - Hurricane Katrina - What Went Wrong?!?
Post Hurricane Katrina IMAGES Here
Looting Begins In New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina HOUSING Thread
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, and lines are busy
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.
National Black Home Educators Resource Association http://www.nbhera.org/ Southern Baptist: NAMB - http://www.namb.net/
Samaritan's Purse - http://www.samaritanspurse.org/
Katrina Live Thread, Part XIII
Katrina Live Thread, Party XII
Katrina Live Thread, Part XI
Katrina Live Thread, Part X
Katrina Live Thread, Part IX
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VIII
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VII
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part VI
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part V
Hurricane Katrina, Live Thread, Part IV
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part III
Katrina Live Thread, Part II
Hurricane Katrina Live Thread, Part I
Tropical Storm 12
-- Can I buy you a month worth of Pizza? :-)
I don't think NautiNurse will be able to buy anything at any FReeper get-together anytime soon. Put me in for a month's worth of drinks.
Anyone watching MSNBC after Blanco spoke? The anchor asked someone will President Bush recover from this....of course not!!!! I was walking through the den and my husband had that stupid station on and I started hollering at the tv! Dogs and husband ran for cover...lol CNN is no longer allowed on our tv and now MSNBC has been added to that list.
St Bernard Parish..in the Bell South bldg.
"Firefighters and families being held hostage by snipers."
Could just be a rumor. Or exaggerated.
I wanted to post fom work but couldn't. I was reading about those posts re Jack Cafferty on CNN and his spewing Anti-Bush crap. That clown should go back to reporting about cats in trees on WPIX- a freaking WB station in NY. Yes, those are his credidentials. Who does this guy think he is? I'm seething.
Bus crash - one of the busses filled with evacuees crashed - one dead - several critical. FNC 1702
Could you ever image Part IV?
Thank you, ma'am!
Only if we're lucky.
Chet I remember him on there!
IRS Expands Tax Relief for Hurricane Katrina Victims, Creates Toll-Free Number, and Waives Penalty on use of Dyed Diesel Fuel
The Internal Revenue Service has expanded relief for taxpayers in the Presidential Disaster Areas struck by Hurricane Katrina. The Internal Revenue Service has announced the establishment of a special toll-free telephone number for use by taxpayers affected by Hurricane Katrina. People affected by Katrina who need help with tax matters can call 1-866-562-5227. Beginning today, taxpayers can call the special number Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm local time. In response to shortages of clear diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, the IRS will not impose a tax penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.
I must give her credit. She did it in a very discrete way, holding her clipboard over her lips in order to do it without anybody noticing. If Bush hadn't thank her, no one would have know.
I'll double that, and lots of kudos to NN!! Thank you so much. I've lived on these threads and really appreciate all your work!
there are a lot of units responding...St Bernard Ave
Bush is hugging everyone, even Nagin.
NO Gov thanks Bush for coming.
It was good to see for me, and no doubt for the residents of the city that could see it.
He says we will rebuild better than before.
Im glad he did this.
The Prez is on the ground in LA? I am so confused!
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it expects to fully remove the flooding from New Orleans within 80 days from the time the city's inoperable levee pumps are restored. Meanwhile, with all the sandbags, "City look more like Baghdad than the Big Easy," says a CNN reporter at the airport. Plus, an CNBC video clip shows a New Orleans police officer shouting into a bullhorn: "We got food and water on the way. We got medical equipment on the way. I'm going to get you all out of here safely. We moved 30,000 out of the Superdome and we can get you out of here."
Hmmm, how long to restore power or get generators and then its 80 days to pump the water out? This is one big, ugly mess.
"I'll double that, and lots of kudos to NN!! Thank you so much. I've lived on these threads and really appreciate all your work!"
He was speaking w/o prompters and he did very well. A lot of leadership and caring both came through in that speech. He remembered what he was going to say right after a very long digression. I was impressed.
Admin Moderator, I know there are strict rules about private information, but isn't there SOME way to reward NautiNurse and some others for their incredible devotion and sacrifice during this?
Information for those outside a disaster is important too...
Prayers for ALL!