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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
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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
Monday? The hurricane blew all day Monday. FEMA had already brought supplies into the region on Sunday, but they thought everything was fine until late Monday evening when it was revealed the levee was leaking. So we had to use Tuesday and Wednesday to get the act together and thanks to no law and order FEMA couldn't move into position to start passing out supplies... so what, in that equation, could the President have done differently?
They shipped'em off to a real prison, but I forgot which prison it was.
In Richmond, VA:
Three days ago: $2.559
Two days ago: $2.659
Last night: $2.759-2.959
Right now: $2.999-$3.359
I think it was real, they called AP to get help.
Is Rainbow Push going to donate millions to help?
What relation is she to the Lt. Governor Landrieu? Yes, I;d find the whole story interesting.
Did they just say on Fox 25,000 people are now going to be sent to San Antonio? Oh boy.
I suspect he's going to find a way to get a chunk of money if he can...
That guy at stuck at the convention center had a good point. How hard is it to send someone with a bullhorn out with the national guard unit. Just some information would help the situation. No it would solve the griping and grumbling, but it still would make a huge difference.
Yep....and Austin. First I heard about Austin.
I heard something about 1000 coming to Utah, but I don't know if I trust the source...was a friend of mine...
Maybe the thread was yanked because they're trying to keep most of the Katrina news threads on this live one? I'm just posting updates throughout the day from WWLTV.com.
This thread is on FR so it is 'their' business. Nobody owns a news story. I think you missed the post to "all" from the AM telling everyone to knock it off. That includes you.
I think you are refering to "Angola"
Not the most fun place to be but where they belong.
Wow..thanks- I'd not heard THAT little tidbit.
Wants a wallet full and tv time....period.
thanks for the update. I'm TV challenged. :-(
There were two hospitals that called local TV for help. They were running low on everything, already looted and scared. CNN interviewed one of the Docs and he was VERY concerned that they had been forgotten.
You believe Jesse, don't you?
I know about Angola, but I don't think that was it.
I was thinking 10s of thousands, but you may be right. The devestation is unbelievable.
Wants a wallet full and tv time....period.
yes...sounds like it to me too....and they are suppressing it.
WWLTV Confirms Oakwood Mall is on fire. Nothing about 4 Greta police officers being killed though. (as was reported earlier)
This could very well be but do not rule out there could be subversives in the area who are calling in false crime reports to add to the mayhem.
I could see anarchists or foreign enemies doing this to cause problems.
It would not be all that hard for a handful of bad guys to really disrupt relief efforts with spoofs and a few shots fired at rescue workers.
Our local NBC station had a Katrina story which was pointedly about blaming Bush for the mess in NO. The reason? Too much money and attention was given to the WOT, Homeland Security, etc.
This will be the big Dem talking point. The reporter claimed she had dozens of former disaster-relief experts who concurred.......but they literally did not name or show one single expert! PIGS!
Venezuela owns CITGO.
500 eggs, 60 men in blue
Thursday, 4:25 p.m.
By Eva Jacob Barkoff
NEW IBERIA -- Around 5 a.m. today, Mary Tripeaux received a call that members of a search-and rescue-team from Phoenix, Ariz., were on their way for breakfast at Victor's Cafeteria on Main Street. Soon the crew arrived and filled themselves with coffee, grits, biscuits, bacon, potatoes and sausage -- and more than 500 eggs.
"There are 180 eggs in one case and we went through at least three cases," Tripeaux said. "And by around 9 a.m., we had run out of sausage. They had eaten it all."
After breakfast, about 60 men in blue uniforms from Phoenix's Urban Search and Rescue Team held a meeting under a gazebo across from Victor's to go over final details of their mission. They wouldn't discuss details with a reporter.
The men had arrived in several trucks and two 18-wheelers filled with equipment. Also along were three Labrador retrievers.
"We have a lot of equipment here to try and do what we can to help," one of the men said.
Before leaving for New Orleans, he reflected on breakfast at Victor's and concluded: "That was the best meal we have had in 48 hours."
Scanner say one hospital in Lock-Down - vacinity under a codename - confirmed location
Thanks for the link. Ping post 5743
Admit I could be wrong and probly am but that is what I understood from a thread last night.
If you find out for sure please FReepmail me.
I didn't know that...I will think about where I buy gas from now on...
04:59 PM CDT on Thursday, September 1, 2005
4:58 P.M. - (AP): The New Orleans suburb of St. Bernard Parish is little more than "water, water everywhere" with a few rooftops sticking above the floods of Hurricane Katrina, a government official who escaped the devastated region said Thursday. Click here.
4:50 P.M. - Rev. Jesse Jackson: "We cannot turn on each other. We must turn to each other." Jackson said he'll be in town as long as he can; maybe five or six days. He asked people to help one another, calling the aftermath of the disaster "a great faith tester."
4:49 P.M. - Red Cross official: This is the largest humanitarian relief project going on in entire nation.
4:47 P.M. - ST. PAUL (AP): A Minnesota manufacturer of power generators is lengthening its shifts and expanding its work force to crank out more machines needed to bring power to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Coleman Powermate of Springfield has already added 20 workers and is looking for more skilled welders, assemblers and metal fabricators to keep the plant running for 22 hours instead of the usual 18.
Plant manager Paul Klimek says the company wants to double the generator output.
Klimek says the demand is endless and every truckload of generators the company producers is heading south to the hurricane area.
The company makes 5,000 and 6,000-watt generators that can provide enough power to run household appliances.
4:45 P.M. - (AP): In a dramatic turnabout, the United States is now on the receiving end of help from around the world as some two dozen countries offer post-hurricane assistance. Click here.
WWLTV: Police and Fire Department cannot extinguish fire at the Oakwood Mall. There is no water pressure. Looks like a total loss.
Scanner- "Difficult" situation with some 773rd soldiers....
Need contact with command...
10 Guardsman locking themselves in this hospital overnight...
Thursday, September 01, 2005
A warning from LSU4:57 p.m.
At least this hospital has guards.
No Limo Available for Jesse Jackson Transport
synopsis of the day just got in
I just found out that little fact about CITGO a couple of weeks ago. Vote with your feet.
Spread the word.
Is this the same military not allowed to recruit on College & high school campii? The same military that treats Gitmo and Abu Graeb prisoners so mean?
Good for us to accept help.