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Marsh Fires And Smoke Push New Orleans Into A State Of Emergency
TBI ^ | 8-31-2011 | Robert Johnson

Posted on 08/31/2011 6:53:07 AM PDT by blam

Marsh Fires And Smoke Push New Orleans Into A State Of Emergency

Robert Johnson
Aug. 31, 2011, 8:52 AM

Image: AP

A second swamp fire outside New Orleans has filled the city with smoke, prompting Mayor Mitch Landrieu to declare an emergency and call in the National Guard.

According to The Washington Post, the smoke that's been hazing downtown for days is getting worse and to contain the blaze, the four helicopters dropping water will be joined by five more Wednesday.

The National Weather Service reports haze from the fire is reported as far west as Baton Rouge and its smoke alert is expanded from New Orleans and six local parishes to towns 100 miles from the city.

The fire has consumed about 1,000 acres and continues to spread.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emergency; fires; neworleans; swamp
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1 posted on 08/31/2011 6:53:14 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

This is just a marsh fire, blam. No failure of federal structures or programs. No lives or property at risk. The LA Guard is dropping water from Blackhawks as a token gesture so mayor Landrieu won’t appear to be doing nothing at all. In truth these fires will continue till the rains return, probably this weekend.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 7:01:42 AM PDT by Romulus (The Traditional Latin Mass is the real Youth Mass)
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To: blam

Let it burn. When will the residents get a $2500 visa gift card to spend at the casino?


3 posted on 08/31/2011 7:05:15 AM PDT by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: blam

Exactly. Mayor Mitch Landrieu will plead to Obama via LA Senator Mary Landrieu and she will get boatloads of money which will arrive about a week after the smoke has cleared naturally. Then some parlour chair rearranging will occur billed against those tax dollars. It’s the Landrieu Way. Moon taught em well.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 7:12:40 AM PDT by rod1
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To: rod1

Will “looter guy” make another appearance?


5 posted on 08/31/2011 7:50:08 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: BarbM

Perhaps they will become “bog fires” and have to burn themselves out when the detritus is consumed - that means all.


6 posted on 08/31/2011 8:03:06 AM PDT by mcshot (Hey we're turning upside down compliments of career politicians.)
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To: blam

“Barack Obama doesn’t care about black people.”


7 posted on 08/31/2011 8:06:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blam

More reparations on the way!
BTW, isn’t this what Beijing looks like every day?


8 posted on 08/31/2011 9:00:42 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: blam

LET IT BURN


9 posted on 08/31/2011 9:06:58 AM PDT by bt579 (Barack Obama- the "FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT" 47,000,000 and rising)
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