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Skip to comments.Katrina Live Thread XII
Posted on 08/31/2005 4:00:15 PM PDT by NautiNurse
President Bush: "We are dealing with one of the worst national disasters in our nation's history." Push has appropriated vast federal resources to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
78,000 people are currently in shelters. New Orleans evacuation continues. 10,000 additional National Guard troops have been called to service.
Hospitals are running low on supplies, and public health concerns include water borne disease, poor sanitation, food and drinking water contamination and shortages, mosquitoes, carbon monixide poisoning from electricity generators, lack of childcare, and the special needs of the elderly.
Links to various news, local and state 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 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
WTOK-TV (follow the link on the home page): http://www.wtok.com/
Gulf Coast Storm Network (radio): http://www.stormalert.net/main.html#
Related FR Threads:
FYI: Hurricane Katrina Freeper SIGN IN Thread
Discussion Thread - Hurricane Katrina - What Went Wrong?!?
Post Hurricane Katrina IMAGES Here
Looting Begins In New Orleans
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
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.
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
100 posts in the thread works fine.
Would prefer 100 posts of thread header listings, too.
Can't effect that for some reason. Maybe due overload.
A most excellent analysis.
If you can, that is.
If you can't, it is pretty stupid for folks to run around saying you should have done it before the disaster.
I can tell you that the few times I've had to go for days without power, etc due to weather, my gas stove and gas fireplaces were essential survival equipment.
That's wonderful news. While I'm sorry he lost everything, he's alive and that's what counts. So many more are not. Where there's life, there is hope.
I've copied your list to my e-mail and printed it out. Thank you. I see a lot of people don't have a gun on their lists and am glad it's on yours. It's about the only thing we've prepared for, some time ago.
Yep. I believe NO has been FUBAR'd. This is surreal.
BTW, I have enjoyed your posts. They have been full of good logical common sense. We have to keep our heads here and think this one through. It's going to be a long recovery.
Something needs to be done about the Gangsta Rap, too... if the FCC can fine CBS for the Janet Jackson fiasco, then they should be able to start to levy fines for music using the crude language.
That's a relief. Any other FReepers unaccounted for that we know of?
Such wonderful news...
If he needs a place to stay, direct him to the Housing thread
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1473656/posts where many wonderful FReepers are offering up their homes.
Has anyone heard from Liberty2004 yet? They were last heard from, bunkering down in Metairie.
I would just hope that my elected officials would do a better job of protecting me and my community. This is a dismal failure in every sense of the word.
You are right that we can sit around and criticize, but, time will tell, facts will eventually come out, and we'll have to wait and see if more could have been done.
Meantime, if you wish to pick a fight with me, I'm not interested. I only know what I see and am reacting to it just like everyone else.
Just posted and provided a link so that some that have questions may research and prepare for themselves.
As I placed a 'caveat''...one has to discern their own situation, their own hazards. One has to consider whether to make out a Bug Out Bag for a few days, a week or longer.
Naturally weight will exponentially go up with the duration one wants to prepare for and also the number of people involved.
AND!!!..You also have to remember, nowadays any civic/locale/state 'shelter will surely confiscate many of the items on the aforementioned list.
Updates as they come in on Katrina
12:45 PM CDT on Thursday, September 1, 2005
12:43 P.M. - Kim Nunemaker, St. Bernard Ave. Specialty Hospital: 26 bed-ridden patients and 40 staff members have to evacuate from the building. They need assistance moving these patients down several flights of stairs because the elevator is broken. Anyone who can help is asked to come to 3700 St. Charles Avenue immediately.
I had to make myself get away from the computer & tv for a while - but now I'm chomping at the bite - what's the latest? Thanks
Hard to keep track but I think I read somewhere on this thread maybe he's in Baton Rouge now.
Both are extremely offensive to Him. He can tolerate it only so long before letting REAPING WHAT WAS SOWN is allowed to kick in.
The people dying aren't the corrupt ones in office they have escaped with their full pockets. What about those in MS was it sent there because of sinful casinos? What about fires & quakes in Calif.? Aids? All sent to sinners? Kinda like firing a shotgun into a crowd because of one bad person..lots of Innocent people get killed or hurt.
Same thing was said about the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906. "'The Lord sent it, the Lord!' Hard to believe an all powerful and all compassionate God sent this disaster because some have reaped what they sown..what about the rest, did they sow this? I'm not convinced.
Chertoff just confirmed shooting of national guardsman in leg during the overnight (reported here on FR about 11 hours ago) . . .
I know they are being shot at. I am responding to other posters who seem to agree with me. This is a disaster of biblical proportions, wouldn't you agree? I think it's appropriate to call our U.S. Representatives. Remember, there were guns pointed at people in Pinellas Park but they were pointed at us by LE. Nobody wants to get shot. Nobody wants to die on the steps of the convention center either.