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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
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.
Justice Department saying right now they are except from doing such a thing -- unless the Governor so mandates. And I can't tell yet if she has done so yet."
It's Thurs already. All those bad things you listed are still happening. The criminals are interfering with FEMA's lawful rescue efforts. Regardless od FEMA related law, 18USC 24X related law is being violated by the murderous criminals. The Justice dept is full of it. Gonzales is either an empty airhead, or he's flat out lying.
From where I sit, it looks like the inaction is deliberate.
Serious dinconnect. Do they even know that law enforcement is probably being murdered as we speak? This has got to get under control somehow NOW!
2000 people made it to Houston. I pray the infants and young were heavily among those rescued.
Yes- the unit of LA NG that has been deployed for 11 mos...they were coming home anyway- I think they pushed forward the return by a week or two.
And for weeks after that.
I was so confident we'd seen the light as a people and things would change.
And here we are, what, four years minus one week, out from 9-11. And they never did close the borders, or get islamo terrorists or gangs on our soil under complete control. SO ....I am a bit skeptical things will change after NO.
The news is good, but have mercy on dialups plse
Naive. The Rodney King riots demonstrated precisely the opposite, and there wasn't even an Earthquake to blame for that.
I'm talking about the behavior of the people, not the effects. There's no difference in motivation or behavior at all. I saw a lot of people that night.
Link on post one of this thread.
I have questioned God no little bit about why not a more precise miraculous message to evil doers.
He seems to have reminded me that throughout history He has chosen to do it this way.
I'm reminded that people TEND as a group--to get the kind of government they deserve.
In any case, I'm not really in a position to tell God He is doing it wrong. Help yourself.
I also believe that those with truly Good Hearts toward God, so called 'innocents'--that all such have extra grace in their moments of suffering and at their moment of death.
God DOES ALL THINGS WELL.
Even disasters and suffering.
He *IS* HOLY. The world is set to learn much more about the long neglected awe and reverential fear of God.
per FOX: Congress re-convening from recess Thurs or Fri for emergency legislation.
You are freaking nut! Did you forget the </sarcasm> tag?
a ray of light in sea of darkness, thx.
God be with them
Thanks for the info.
I saw someone from Saint Bernard last night, pleading for help. How frustrating it is to know that essential personnel are tied up fighting thugs, instead of being more able to help the people in outlying areas.
Some REMF is insisting that civilian drivers be replaced by military drivers with an escort. There will be a riot when they arrive.
Unless someone tells me differently, you will have to excuse me if I happen to believe what CHertoff said. It is ILLEGAL for the military to operate in a law enforcement function unless so mandated by the Governor.
And I've yet to hear she has mandated.
They have those laws in some states...
Don't forget to have a vehicle that is capable of bugging out - the advantage of some 4WD SUV and truck types.
Most SUVs are not offroad capable and therefore are not suitable. If you are single, consider a dual-purpose or offroad motorcycle.
Thank God they got out with their lives but so sorry to hear they lost everything.
The live shot of the Special Forces Sniper guy desperately running with his gear and rifle through the water on the tracks to try to save his brethren under fire is the most compelling sight I have ever seen - GODSPEED to this brother and success in his mission!!!
Just great. No on-site leadership to direct the police, FD, etc. Though from what I'm seeing it may be just as well -- give orders to the NG to establish order.
True, but when the normally dry side of a levee is soaked, the integrity of the levee will be compromised. If the river levees are breached we would have an endless supply of water pouring into
New Orleans. Equilibrium would occur when the "bowl" is filled to river-level and starts running OUT...............
I would worry when they dewater the lake water, and the saturated conditions and increasing pressure from the river could cause a rupture of the river levees which are still intact, as far as we know."
Communications..True..oh so true. And with the advent of computer chips, advanced electronics...there are electronic hand generated/solar items that encompass/contain all-in-one, most of the features you listed.
Ah...So it's the Congress fault...I knew it. Why have they waited so long to reconvene? Why haven't they toured NO?
*sarcasm so noted*
I don't know the hierarchy of rescue, but the parents with infants and children had better have been given first priority on those buses.
I don't think that is true.
>>>It is ILLEGAL for the military to operate in a law enforcement function unless so mandated by the Governor.
NO is turning into another Iraq. fgs!
When our own homeground gets so bad,
what does that say about what we are
dealing with here?
And I went thru Betsy and Camille without this BS.
I hope you're right.
But I have also read that the governor has NOT requested miltary help.
If this is true, she should be immediately removed from office for reasons of "incapacity".
This is sheer lunacy.
Question is, if she hasn't, why? Does she need to be hit in the head with a piece of lumber?
From what I've read, most of the Walmarts *did* evac their guns. They're getting most of the guns from other stores.
I know they planned the Astro Dome really well, but are they prepared for the drug addicts and alcoholics?