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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
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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
Is the Marriot next to SD?
I am not sure she can do that. She can call in the national guard but I think to get the Regular Military in there the President has to delcare Martial Law.
That is a step to be taken lightly, if memory serves that brings in all kinds of scenarios including all insurance is null and void after that point.
Has the LA Governor done anything to permit the military to operate in a law enforcement capacity in New Orleans?
I don't know 'cause I don't have a TV & radio is off.
Just posted the Posse info because people keep screaming for the President to send in the armed forces.
Lord have mercy on these people.
In the meantime...the president, and #'s 41 and 42 are doing a press conf in a few mins per CNN
Max pressure on a levee occurs when all the water is on one side.
True, but when the normally dry side of a levee is soaked, the integrity of the levee will be compromised."
I hadn't heard that about the girls. But we've been hearing about gunshots for days. People screaming.
It was clear rape and murder was happening. This cannot be permitted to go on. And if some innocent people die as a result of shooting looters, that's what war is all about. It's ugly and dirty.
Don't know, don-o
I have been listening to Chernoff. He was talking priorities just now - save the living first.
Total disconnect between presser in D.C. and sight of our heroes running through the water on live TV to rescue LEO's under fire . . . this situation is OUT OF CONTROL . . .
Hadn't heard that.
Think of how so many backpackers fend for themselves for a much longer duration. You're not going to carry a full camp stove...just a hiking stove. Go to any sporting goods/out door store (think ProBass) and you can see the lightweigth/efficient/SMALL items.
Sad...but this is good news given where the situation had degerated to.
Retyping regarding numbers:
"NG is exempt from posse com
for this reason we have been planning very closely for possibility of coordinated effort of NG to augment LEOs
over the next 3 days, the NG... will be deploying into NOLA a force the size of the NOLA PD each day every day for the next 3 days"
Canal St. It's a major street that borders the FQ. I stayed there when I was in NO.
Please drop the "South" bashing.
However, if the bad guys loot the guns and ammo, just who has the upper hand? Hmmm.
The thugs in NO were not that much o a problem until they became armed frm the looting. I'm not afraid of DVDs or TVs. Guns are another matter.
12:45 Central - that's just 30 minutes ago - might not be too late
Fats Domino stayed, also his wife, daughter and grandkids. They were in the 9th Ward and now are missing.
There should be a nationwide disaster law mandating that Wal-Mart and all gun sellers secure their inventory in storage crates to be locked and moved to police lots outside of the city, to prevent looting of weapons.
In the Superdome, along with separating the fit from the special needs population, I think they should have set up an emergency detox area for all the addicts who were hours away from drug/alcohol withdrawals, paranoia, panic and seizures so that they could be medically subdued to prevent violence against the medical personnel administering meds to the hospital evacuees.
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