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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.

Inside Houma Today includes shelter and volunteer updates 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

WAFB Baton Rouge

Mobile Register via

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

Streaming Video:




WKRG-TV: mms://

WTOK-TV (follow the link on the home page):

WJTV-TV: mms://

Gulf Coast Storm Network (radio):

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. 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
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,

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: spunkets; NautiNurse; All

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?

5,961 posted on 09/01/2005 3:30:16 PM PDT by Ellesu
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To: Mad Dawgg

And a heck of a lot cheaper in the long run.

5,962 posted on 09/01/2005 3:30:34 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Yankereb

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.

5,963 posted on 09/01/2005 3:31:09 PM PDT by queenkathy (Dear God, I have a problem; it's me.)
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To: MrsCinAZ
"Dumped by whom?"

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!!!

5,964 posted on 09/01/2005 3:31:16 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Sometimes solutions are too simple. They could have used a freakin' blimp(s) with a scrolling marquee using the ticker feed from FOX or CNN to spill in continuous updates to the crowds.

It's football season, so they must be a lot of them up and ready to display advertisements over many stadiums on football Sundays.

5,965 posted on 09/01/2005 3:31:19 PM PDT by madfly
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To: Ellesu
I need the link to the thread on Free Republic that shows Clinton Cut the Levee budget during his term.

Any help would be appreciated.

I've treid a dozen searches with no luck.

5,966 posted on 09/01/2005 3:31:49 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: Clemenza

oh geez, I just shot diet coke through my nose. My montior thanks you

5,967 posted on 09/01/2005 3:31:57 PM PDT by morans14
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To: Lizarde; AmericanInTokyo

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....

5,968 posted on 09/01/2005 3:32:05 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: MrsCinAZ

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)

5,969 posted on 09/01/2005 3:32:11 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: madfly

air space probably limited?

5,970 posted on 09/01/2005 3:32:29 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: madfly
(AP) NFL Commissioner says New Orleans Saints likely won't play at the Superdome this season.

I think that's pretty obvious.
5,971 posted on 09/01/2005 3:32:54 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: All

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!!

DU Response to Looting

5,972 posted on 09/01/2005 3:32:59 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: spunkets

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.

5,973 posted on 09/01/2005 3:33:03 PM PDT by EBH (Never give-up, Never give-in, and Never Forget)
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To: Clemenza
They are brother and sister, not married. Then again, this is Louisiana.


5,974 posted on 09/01/2005 3:33:10 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: MrsCinAZ
And we wonder why this country has problems. Talk about callin them as you see them.

Is anyone able to read the name of the artist/newspaper in the left lower corner. The person deserves a medal.

5,975 posted on 09/01/2005 3:33:11 PM PDT by Tarheel ( Murphy's law #21--Internet flame wars are started by two cats who did not like their supper.)
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To: leadpenny
I think there are going to be some angry voters come Nov 06.

I couldn't ask for a better B-day present!

5,976 posted on 09/01/2005 3:33:36 PM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas (War, 33% yes, 33% no, 33% undecided, so began the American Revolution.)
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To: All

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?

5,977 posted on 09/01/2005 3:33:51 PM PDT by Mrs. Xtrmst (All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. --Edmund Burke)
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To: Mad Dawgg

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.

5,978 posted on 09/01/2005 3:33:59 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: steveegg

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

5,979 posted on 09/01/2005 3:34:11 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: Mrs. Xtrmst

Try these links:

5,980 posted on 09/01/2005 3:34:49 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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