Skip to comments.(Vanity) Katrina & Rita - 1 year later
Posted on 08/13/2006 2:13:29 AM PDT by Liberty911
Katrina & Rita - 1 year later - Appeal for help from a resident near Ground Zero...
Let's see what the power of Freep can do to motivate the United States Government and it's legislators and beauracrats for 2 small Parishes (counties) in the United States of America compared what it can do for a hostile country roughly twice the size of Idaho (Iraq)
I have been away from Freep for some time (I originally joined Sep 15, 2000) and have been deeply involved in other matters related to this clustermess we have down here, I personally assembled a facsimile database of all 535 members of the United States Congress and put into a comma-delimited text format for easy import into a FAX application among MANY other tasks I have quietly undertaken to try to help those more affected than myself.
I'm in Plaquemines Parish and have personally launched my boat MANY times to fish the backwaters of Grand Bayou.
I also recently travelled down the road to the end of Plaquemines Parish for the first time since K-Day and our little water-bombing party and took a LOT of photographs. I just couldn't bring myself to do it before now and I wasn't really whatsoever surprised at what I observed nearly after K-Day. Completely pathetic IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Here are several threads on my forum that summarize the situation in Plaquemines, and I am also confident it pretty much is the same situation over in St. Bernard Parish.
Do we need to ask the United Nations for help?
Articles and threads:
Miseries of Hurricane Katrina continuing http://www.louisianaway.com/forums/index.php?topic=600.0
LOUISIANA STILL PAYING FOR PEREZ GREED TO THIS DAY http://www.louisianaway.com/forums/index.php?topic=491.0
TWINS KAT & RITA LET GO 10,500,000 gallons of oil, Exxon Valdez was 11 MILLION http://www.louisianaway.com/forums/index.php?topic=588.0
PORT SULPHUR GOT 40 FT OF WATER ACCORDING TO MODELS http://www.louisianaway.com/forums/index.php?topic=429.0
Wind gauges broke at about 185 mph during Katrina at Empire http://www.louisianaway.com/forums/index.php?topic=549.0
Debris, despair plague bayou Six months after Katrina, many still left stranded http://www.louisianaway.com/forums/index.php?topic=502.0
But spamming this message into every category is not a good idea.
What, specifically, are you asking for?
Delete it then if you think it demmed warranted and "spammed"
These people need help while our bubble head politicians are more interested in debating cockfighting durinf legislative sessions than they are Americans in total misery HERE in the United States of America...
For whatever help it is, here's what I have:
HURRICANE KATRINA- archive of links
various FR links & stories | 09-02-05 | the heavy equipment guy
HURRICANE RITA-- archive of links
various FR links & stories | 09-21-05 | the heavy equipment guy
What exactly is the problem? Boat ramp still broken? pinic area a mess? what is it?
Yeah, that's exactly the problems there Mr. Zachary.
And I could tell by the obvious fact that you read the threads I posted...
No, I haven't read the threads you posted. The LEAST you can do is give a summary of what the problem is if you want people to take interest.
If it's a envirmental problem, what we do here is organize people and clean it up ourselves, instead of waiting for someone else to come clean up our backyard.
Hw many barrels of pilled ooil have YOU mopped up?
Only the moderators can do that.
"These people need help while our bubble head politicians are more interested in debating cockfighting durinf legislative sessions than they are Americans in total misery HERE in the United States of America..."
You folks have local political problems, starting with your governor. After the hurricane, we sent the Arkansas National Guard into New Orleans with shoot-to-kill orders, and stabilized the situation. But we can't change your politicians.
I don't want to sound insensitive. I posted any articles and photos about Plaquemines Parish I could find after the storm because I'm concerned about the place, and it was hard to get any news from down there.
Plaquemines Parish is what it is - a sea-level marsh on the Gulf Coast. Katrina changed it forever. The next big hurricane will change it again. Let's face it - it will never be the way it was before. That's just the sad reality of the situation, and it's not the fault of the U.S.A.
One other thing - we've absorbed a huge number of displaced persons from Louisiana, and welcomed them as new Arkansans. Per capita, we've taken in more Louisianians than any other state. So we're bearing a lot of your burden already.
I'm more focused on the beauracrats than mopping up oil, and if you knew my background and current disposition, and had and compassion and understanding whatsoever, I seriously doubt you would have even asked me that question.
*Please*, read the threads, and let's see if Freep can help these people that FEMA and the beauracrats ARE FAILING...
You'd think with all the unemployed in the area, there wouldn't be a problem finding people to do the work. I'm sure there are plenty of empty barrels and mops available.
Plaquemines Parish is the heart of the US oil and Natural Gas infrastructure in the US and the marine gateway to the world for 30 US States.
300 years of development and of even more interest is the last 100 years and a LOT of infrastructure development in our oil, natural gas and chemicals infrastructure which has been developed during that time, which is definitely a matter of National Security...
Like I said just a bit ago, $6 a gallon gas and quadrupled natural gas is in your future... And I do know about the oil and gas industry...
Tennessee here and this state has also absorbed many Louisiana storm victims, as well as many other states have done. Many people got jobs, moved in with relatives in other states and will not go back to Louisiana and continue trying to live in a futile situation. People get tired after a while and just choose to live elsewhere.
We certainly need the oil and gas, but some new alternatives are opening up. Congress is moving to allow more oil drilling offshore, and a huge new shale play reserve of gas has just been found in Arkansas - bigger than Barnett.
As for the marine gateway - Seems like I heard that a new canal may be built from New Orleans to the Gulf, a new route that will bypass lower Plaquemines. That may be a more economical, storm-resistant solution than restoring the Plaquemines passages every time a storm hits.
While I do sincerely appreciate the contributions that have been made to date, abandoning the region given it's infrastructure relevance is NOT the answer.
For example, relative to your claim and others that MANY have moved and abandoned the place, the last refinery built in the US from the ground up in the 70's, the Gulf facility at Alliance in Plaquemines Parish which is now owned by ConocoPhilips, just gave their workers an approximate 30% across the board pay increase to keep them here.
I'm going to print this thread as it stands right now, so I can come back in 18-24 months when gas is $6 per gallon and natural gas has quadrupled, and I will then repost the scans and replies I received to my appeal for assistance and action as the public helplessly and futily screams and complains, and wonders why, gas is $6 per gallon...
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