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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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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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