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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.
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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
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!