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Katrina Live Thread XII
Various ^ | 31 August 2005 | Various

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.

NOLA.com

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
Alabama DOT
Alabama.gov
Louisiana Homeland Security
Louisiana State Police road closure info
State of Mississippi Website has traffic alerts, emergency contact numbers

Streaming Video:

WWL-TV: http://www.khou.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=beloint_khou&props=livenoad

WDSU-TV: http://mfile.akamai.com/12912/live/reflector:38843.asx"

WPMI-TV: http://www.wpmi.com/mediacenter/default.aspx?videoId=113739

WKRG-TV: mms://wmbcast.mgeneral.speedera.net/wmbcast.mgeneral/wmbcast_mgeneral_aug262005_1435_95518

WTOK-TV (follow the link on the home page): http://www.wtok.com/

WJTV-TV: mms://wmbcast.mgeneral.speedera.net/wmbcast.mgeneral/wmbcast_mgeneral_aug262005_1435_95563

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.

Previous Threads:

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: hurricane; katrina; tropical
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To: MrsCinAZ

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?


5,851 posted on 09/01/2005 3:02:59 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Mad Dawgg

They shipped'em off to a real prison, but I forgot which prison it was.


5,852 posted on 09/01/2005 3:03:09 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: pitinkie

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

}:-)4


5,854 posted on 09/01/2005 3:03:49 PM PDT by Moose4 (Richmond, Virginia, where our motto is "Will Riot For Cheap Laptops")
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To: Jrabbit
Did anyone else hear the nurse interviewed on Fox? From Charity Hosp.? Was she just making things up? About the snipers and looters? Was all of this stuff about gunshots and roaming armed gangs all just a rumor?

I think it was real, they called AP to get help.

5,855 posted on 09/01/2005 3:03:51 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: tcrlaf
Too much MONEY flying around in Donations for Jesse not to step in and try and catch his share...

Is Rainbow Push going to donate millions to help?

5,856 posted on 09/01/2005 3:04:08 PM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas (War, 33% yes, 33% no, 33% undecided, so began the American Revolution.)
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To: daybreakcoming

What relation is she to the Lt. Governor Landrieu? Yes, I;d find the whole story interesting.


5,857 posted on 09/01/2005 3:04:33 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Did they just say on Fox 25,000 people are now going to be sent to San Antonio? Oh boy.


5,858 posted on 09/01/2005 3:04:48 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

I suspect he's going to find a way to get a chunk of money if he can...


5,859 posted on 09/01/2005 3:04:53 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Impact Segment
Looting abounds in New Orleans
http://www.billoreilly.com/show?action=viewTVShow&showID=433#3
Guest: Jeremy Olshan, New York Post & Lisa Carton, Fox News Radio

There has been rampant thievery in New Orleans, and New York Post reporter Jeremy Olshan was on hand as some residents went on a rampage. "I was far less concerned about the rising water level than the capability of the police to keep the place safe. You could feel it become scary, and it was clear the police had no control." Fox News Radio correspondent Lisa Carton also witnessed chaos. "It was mayhem. Police told us they were releasing prisoners from the local jails and they could not protect us. We saw people running in and out of stores and taking things." The Factor urged federal authorities to re-take the streets. "We hear there are gangs roving the streets with AK-47s because gun stores were looted, and we hear reports that police have been looting. We need to get the National Guard there to get things under control."
5,860 posted on 09/01/2005 3:04:59 PM PDT by theophilusscribe
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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.


5,861 posted on 09/01/2005 3:05:07 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: RDTF

Yep....and Austin. First I heard about Austin.


5,862 posted on 09/01/2005 3:05:43 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: RDTF

I heard something about 1000 coming to Utah, but I don't know if I trust the source...was a friend of mine...


5,863 posted on 09/01/2005 3:05:52 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Tiger Smack; Admin Moderator

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.


5,864 posted on 09/01/2005 3:06:01 PM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: Howlin

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.


5,865 posted on 09/01/2005 3:06:14 PM PDT by Born in a Rage
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

I think you are refering to "Angola"

Not the most fun place to be but where they belong.


5,866 posted on 09/01/2005 3:06:32 PM PDT by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: tcrlaf

Wow..thanks- I'd not heard THAT little tidbit.


5,868 posted on 09/01/2005 3:06:49 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Send Jesse to the New Orleans Convention Center ASAP...there's a large audience just waiting for his words of wisdom and direction.

Wants a wallet full and tv time....period.

5,869 posted on 09/01/2005 3:06:56 PM PDT by Johnny Crab (Always thankful.)
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To: jbstrick

thanks for the update. I'm TV challenged. :-(


5,870 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:08 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Woodstock

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.


5,871 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:10 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: Jrabbit
All these people are lying. Jesse Jackson said it is media exaggerations.

You believe Jesse, don't you?

5,872 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:12 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (( ))
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To: 76834

I know about Angola, but I don't think that was it.


5,873 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:17 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

I was thinking 10s of thousands, but you may be right. The devestation is unbelievable.


5,874 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:24 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Send Jesse to the New Orleans Convention Center ASAP...there's a large audience just waiting for his words of wisdom and direction.

Wants a wallet full and tv time....period.

5,875 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:25 PM PDT by Johnny Crab (Always thankful.)
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

yes...sounds like it to me too....and they are suppressing it.


5,876 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:31 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: 76834

WWLTV Confirms Oakwood Mall is on fire. Nothing about 4 Greta police officers being killed though. (as was reported earlier)


5,877 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:44 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: Woodstock
"I think it was real, they called AP to get help."

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.

5,878 posted on 09/01/2005 3:07:59 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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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!


5,879 posted on 09/01/2005 3:08:05 PM PDT by macamadamia
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To: Moose4

AAAHHHHHHHHHHHhh


5,880 posted on 09/01/2005 3:08:07 PM PDT by pitinkie (revenge will be sweet)
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To: CedarDave

Venezuela owns CITGO.


5,881 posted on 09/01/2005 3:08:27 PM PDT by CWW (Mark Sanford for President on 2008!)
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To: macamadamia

500 eggs, 60 men in blue

Thursday, 4:25 p.m.

By Eva Jacob Barkoff
Staff writer

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."


5,882 posted on 09/01/2005 3:08:35 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: BurbankKarl

Scanner say one hospital in Lock-Down - vacinity under a codename - confirmed location


5,883 posted on 09/01/2005 3:08:47 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: sandyeggo

Thanks for the link. Ping post 5743


5,884 posted on 09/01/2005 3:08:49 PM PDT by Amalie (FREEDOM had NEVER been another word for nothing left to lose...)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

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.


5,885 posted on 09/01/2005 3:09:05 PM PDT by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: CWW

I didn't know that...I will think about where I buy gas from now on...


5,886 posted on 09/01/2005 3:09:24 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Smogger

Updates as they come in on Katrina

04:59 PM CDT on Thursday, September 1, 2005

Tom Planchet

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.

5,887 posted on 09/01/2005 3:09:34 PM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: Amalie

WWLTV: Police and Fire Department cannot extinguish fire at the Oakwood Mall. There is no water pressure. Looks like a total loss.


5,889 posted on 09/01/2005 3:09:54 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: macamadamia

Scanner- "Difficult" situation with some 773rd soldiers....

Need contact with command...

Thoreau hospital..

10 Guardsman locking themselves in this hospital overnight...


5,890 posted on 09/01/2005 3:10:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Thursday, September 01, 2005


A warning from LSU4:57 p.m.

Reacting to reports of limited disturbances among Hurricane Katrina victims at a large Baton Rouge shelter, Louisiana State University Chancellor Sean O’Keefe has ordered doors locked at LSU buildings and urged students and others to remain inside.

Some campus workers said O'Keefe's campus e-mail, sent at mid-day, reflected anxiety about the presence of large numbers of New Orleanians in Baton Rouge. His directive came amid major problems with looting in parts of the New Orleans area since Katrina ravaged that city on Monday.

“There have been confirmed reports of civil unrest in the Baton Rouge area this morning. These incidents appear to be confined to specific areas in the downtown Baton Rouge area and specific locations around the community,” O’Keefe’s e-mail said. “At this time, local law enforcement are reported to have the situation contained,” the chancellor said, but added that to ensure campus safety “we have instructed that all buildings on campus be locked and we ask that occupants remain indoors.”

The e-mail also said that for those “who would feel more secure in their homes, we urge that you leave campus in an orderly fashion. Please be aware that these incidents of unrest in the community make travel an unknown risk at this time.”

LSU administration officials weren’t immediately available to elaborate on concerns expressed in the e-mail.


5,891 posted on 09/01/2005 3:10:32 PM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: tcrlaf

At least this hospital has guards.


5,892 posted on 09/01/2005 3:11:03 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: Johnny Crab

No Limo Available for Jesse Jackson Transport


5,893 posted on 09/01/2005 3:11:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: All

synopsis of the day just got in


5,894 posted on 09/01/2005 3:11:22 PM PDT by jhny7 (made in USA tested in japan mess with USA we'll use it again)
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To: BurbankKarl
WWL - Rice says all hurricane aid offers from other countries will be accepted
5,895 posted on 09/01/2005 3:11:37 PM PDT by steveegg ($3.00 a gallon is the price you pay for ANWR! Start drilling or stop whining! - HT Falcon4.0)
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To: CWW

I just found out that little fact about CITGO a couple of weeks ago. Vote with your feet.


5,896 posted on 09/01/2005 3:11:43 PM PDT by CWW (Mark Sanford for President on 2008!)
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To: Moose4

Gas gouging....

http://www.energy.gov



Spread the word.


5,897 posted on 09/01/2005 3:11:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: BurbankKarl

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?


Dang!


5,898 posted on 09/01/2005 3:12:03 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Newbie, PhD. Tenure allows you to stay put - NOT evict others.)
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To: steveegg

Good for us to accept help.


5,899 posted on 09/01/2005 3:12:09 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: tcrlaf

Touro Hospital...


5,900 posted on 09/01/2005 3:12:22 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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