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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
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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
That's cause they had just worked on the darn levee...it wasn't slated for repair cause they thought they had repaired it.
Hundreds gather in hopes of a ride out of New Orleans. New emergencies continued to threaten thousands of refugees, and efforts were underway to evacuate the city. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) August 31, 2005
"Anyone seen the video of what looks like Marine One (the President's helicopter) down in the area? "
A few minutes after that clip, they showed another clip (also without commentary) that looked like 41 and 42 in the disaster zone.
Those freakin Saudis better pony up some cash! And Kuwait too. They OWE US.
All I could think was GOD what a relief to hear a normal person- he's a REAL man.
I'd concur with that. There may be some damage to the refinery from the winds, although nothing seems damaged in that photo, but the water wasn't a problem.
Are you talking about the Canal St. levee? Because if so, I thought that it was the most recently completed levee, supposedly going to stand up a lot better than the previous levees.
Any further comment on this Baltimore/Houston business? I haven't seen anything anywhere on this...
does anyone have a link to mayor nagin's speech, or a transcript? The one today with Garland Robinette on the radio where he was cursing?
And a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run.
You are totally right. I remember my dad telling me the same thing about the Red Cross in WW2...My baby sister died while he was in Arkansas and they "gave" him train tickets to get home allright, then they harassed him and threatened him until he repaid them.
Don't know. That's the problem. The evauation is not organized in any way. People are thinking they're helping out by getting the people out of NO in any way possibe, but not planning ahead enough to make sure there are facilities, food, water, etc. where refugees are being taken.
Did you see where the first bus to the Astrodome was not expected? I've been working all day so don't know what happened to these people other than they got food and water by the Red Cross, but were told that because they didn't come from the "dome" in NO and were not expected, they could not go into the Astrodome (sp). The evacuation is a MESS!!!
It's football season, so they must be a lot of them up and ready to display advertisements over many stadiums on football Sundays.
Any help would be appreciated.
I've treid a dozen searches with no luck.
oh geez, I just shot diet coke through my nose. My montior thanks you
If I'm not mistaken, AFT mentioned that Bush appointed Rudy Guilaini as interim governor. all Rudy has to do, is give Harry Lee a call. The dynamic duo. Rudy cleans up this cesspool, and we'll be looking at our next president.
Governor Blanco couldn't handle a classroom full of rowdy 5 yr old children. Sad....
A National Guard multi-purpose utility truck fords the floodwaters left by Hurricane Katrina to bring supplies to the Super Dome in downtown New Orleans, La., on Aug 31, 2005. Tens of thousands of displaced citizens sought shelter at the dome but are now being evacuated as floodwaters continue to rise throughout the area. Department of Defense units are mobilizing as part of Joint Task Force Katrina to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster-relief efforts in the Gulf Coast areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. DoD photo by Airman Jeremy L. Grisham, U.S. Navy. (Released)
air space probably limited?
God forgive me for saying this, but if there are a few looters with guns, especially the sharpshooter sniper on the roof, firing on the Drs. trying to evacuate sick from the hospital; save some of your ammo for when that bastard in the White House makes his visit to NO this week!!
I agree. I don't see any obvious signs of leaks. There is no sheen on the waters in the pic and the water appears to be contained within several dikes (concrete, then earthen). The concrete would've been coated with an impermeable top coat, we 'painted' our containments areas once a year to meet EPA permit requirements. Unless the tanks suffer from wind damage or wind stress, they should function as designed. Even the complete failure of one tank appears it would be contained.
Is anyone able to read the name of the artist/newspaper in the left lower corner. The person deserves a medal.
I couldn't ask for a better B-day present!
What's the best way to try to find out if a friend of a friend (not close family) is o.k. in Slidell, LA?
I stole part of it:
In 1998, the DoD and the US Army Corps of Engineers drafted a document detailing the fact that New Orleans was protected by levees which were designed to protect N.O. from a LEVEL 3 hurricane. These groups wanted to go into N.O. and assess what needed to be done to improve the levees to at least withstand a LEVEL 4 OR 5 hurricane.
This serious request and supporting information was deemed highly necessary to protect N.O. and was presented in full to the President of the United States for approval of this critical project.
THE REQUEST WAS DENIED BY WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON. For those interested in the details, they are available in the FEDERAL REGISTER as a matter of permanent record.
A 60K Tunner Loader from the 305th Aerial Port Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., waits to unload equipment from the 621st Contingency Response Wing onto a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, at McGuire Air Force Base, Aug. 31, 2005. The 621st Contingency Response Wing is sending 29 members and 110,000 pounds of cargo, including water, food, communication equipment,and generators to help with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans. U.S. Air Force photo by Kenn Mann
Try these links:
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Cartoon's probably syndicated. By Jim Borgman, I think.
Got a link to any of that info? I did a google and came up empty!
U.S. Navy sailors, assigned aircrew duties with Helicopter Mine Counter Measure Squadron 15, load Meals Ready to Eat and bottles of water, provided by the State of Louisiana, into the back of an MH-53E helicopter, in Jefferson, La., during the second day of the Hurricane Katrina's relief efforts, Aug. 31, 2005. The squadron, based out of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, is currently embarked onboard USS Bataan now underway about 80 miles off the coast of New Orleans. The Bataan has been tasked to be the Maritime Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Navy's role in the relief efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Sammy Brake
I think it's nearly impossible to get info from Slidell. I do know that the Oak Harbor neighborhood is flooded....and some neighborhoods are practically destroyed.
Gov. Blanco is a former teacher!
Nope...but the guy who posted that did it on this thread, but didn't quote sources. So take it for what it's worth.
I suspect it was all part of a larger appropriations bill...but I wasn't living in NO then so didn't pay it any mind..
They got into the Astrodome.
A U.S. Navy SH-60B Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 49, takes off from Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005, to provide support for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific is supporting the relief efforts by sending eight helicopters and two C-40 "Clipper" aircraft to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., to support search and rescue and logistics missions in the aftermath of the disaster. Official U.S. Navy photo by 2nd Class Petty Officer Michael Watkins.
I swear I found that by link on this thread to another on FR dealing with this story. But I am not have ing luck finding it.
Try the links at the beginning of this thread. WLOX, Nola.com, Sun Herald, Clarion Ledger. All of them have places where you can search by name and post a request for information. I just found out that a lot of the people I've been looking for are in Houston. Out of several hundred, 36 are still unaccounted for, but I hope they're okay and just unable to communicate.
It might be related to this study:
March 13, 1998
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: John Hall
Mississippi River levee public meeting scheduled
Environmental report to be discussed
NEW ORLEANS --
Visit our Website: www.mvn.usace.army.mil FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: John Hall, 504-862-2201 March 11, 1998
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting in Baton Rouge on March 31 on an environmental report concerning major improvements to Mississippi River levees.
The Corps of Engineers invites all interested people to use this opportunity to ask questions or express views on the report, prepared by the New Orleans, Vicksburg and Memphis districts of the Corps of Engineers.
Event: Public meeting Sponsor: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Date: Tuesday, March 31, 1998 Time: 7 p.m. Place: State Archives Building, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge
The environmental report -- formally known as the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Mississippi River Mainline Levees Enlargement and Seepage Control Berm Construction - has been distributed. The three-volume document is available for public review in these libraries in the New Orleans District area:
ð Baton Rouge: (1) East Baton Rouge Public Library, 7911 Goodwood Boulevard. (2) State Library of Louisiana, Louisiana Section, 760 North 3rd Street. ð Donaldsonville: Ascension Parish Public Library, 500 Mississippi Street. ð New Orleans: (1) New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Avenue. (2) Library, New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 7400 Leake Avenue.
The levee improvements involve an ongoing project of raising deficient levee sections and controlling seepage between Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Venice, La. The draft environmental impact statement will cover the remainder of the project beginning Oct. 1, 1998. The cost for the remaining work is $650 million.
The draft supplemental environmental impact statement was a component of a consent decree between the Corps and several environmental groups. The decree resulted from a lawsuit filed by the the Mississippi River Basin Alliance, the Sierra Club and others, challenging the Corps' levee-improvement plans. Changes made as a result include, among other things, a reduction to 4,800 from 11,600 acres of the bottomland hardwood areas from which material would be borrowed to strengthen the levees. Borrow areas would total 16 acres in the New Orleans District, which begins at Old River, near Morganza, La.
The Baton Rouge meeting will be the last of six. Others are being held in Cape Girardeau, Mo., March 16; Blytheville, Ark., March 17; Greenville, Miss., March 18; Lake Providence, La., March 19, and Natchez, Miss., March 30. -- 30 -
ADDITIONAL CONTACT: Patty K. Elliott, 601-631-5053 Vicksburg District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
At this point, the most important thing is to blame this on Clinton.