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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: Doe Eyes; Mad Dawgg

Is there a link to this yet?


6,001 posted on 09/01/2005 3:41:53 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: alnick

Basically that he wondered IF NO should be completely rebuilt.


6,002 posted on 09/01/2005 3:42:02 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: mewzilla

I'm not sure what canal that it was

I missed that part


6,003 posted on 09/01/2005 3:42:04 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Tarheel

Thanks for the ping with the name of the paper! Now I know where to look for his cartoons :)


6,004 posted on 09/01/2005 3:42:16 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: spunkets
That Chevron facility is in MS. Also in order for ground water problems to occur, the leak must be over dry land. This was all wet and the product floats.
6,006 posted on 09/01/2005 3:43:07 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: MrsCinAZ

I see MSNBC isn't in that cartoon; guess they were already blown away.


6,007 posted on 09/01/2005 3:43:21 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: Lizarde

How pitiful.....I'm trying to think of some good excuse why the patients haven't been evacuated. Oh! That's right. Snipers are shooting at the ones that are trying to save the patients.


6,008 posted on 09/01/2005 3:43:26 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: RDTF

What happened to Brit Hume and the Gang tonight?


6,009 posted on 09/01/2005 3:43:30 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: All

FEMA is orchestrating a HUGE response, but I'm beginning to think they failed to plan for a HUGE Civil unrest situation, being led by the Druggies and Gangs...

They probably assumed law and order would be kept by loval authorities. Any other opinions?


6,010 posted on 09/01/2005 3:43:52 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: queenkathy

That was what I wondered.


6,011 posted on 09/01/2005 3:43:53 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Mo1

Well, I believe the Canal St. levee was the most recent construction. That may be why some of it's neighbors were unwilling to leave, they put too much faith in its integrity.


6,012 posted on 09/01/2005 3:44:10 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Click here
6,013 posted on 09/01/2005 3:44:27 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Re-elect Rossi 2008!)
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To: NautiNurse

Don't laugh, but they have a "Camp Hillary" being referenced on the scanner.....but be lovely, like Camp Martha?


6,014 posted on 09/01/2005 3:44:49 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: Tarheel

Gov. Blanco is a former teacher!


She taught for 6 months. That's all, 6 months, then started having babies. Yet she just carries on about how she knows how teachers feel. This was in the 60's or late 50's.


6,015 posted on 09/01/2005 3:45:04 PM PDT by Ellesu
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To: Tarheel

Long week-end? Getting ready early for the holiday, I guess.


6,016 posted on 09/01/2005 3:45:09 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: MrsCinAZ

Not sure, and I'm a little slow tonight - does the cartoon insinuate that they are all hanging onto CNN's coatails regarding the hurricane coverage? I'd have to agree.


6,017 posted on 09/01/2005 3:45:45 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: MrsCinAZ

Watching the NBC Nightly News. Wow. There are sooooo many people near the convention center WITHOUT FRESH CLEAN WATER. I don't understand why bottled water hasn't been dropped to these people. At this point, I don't blame any of them for breaking into any structure in search of food and beverage.


6,018 posted on 09/01/2005 3:45:47 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Woodstock

I heard that!


6,019 posted on 09/01/2005 3:46:00 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Jrabbit

What are E Team Requests?


6,020 posted on 09/01/2005 3:47:03 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: Diverdogz

I guess NBC missed the NG dropping water off....shame they can't keep up


6,021 posted on 09/01/2005 3:47:12 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Tarheel

I Don't know! Glad Bill Hemmer is now there to fill in :)


6,022 posted on 09/01/2005 3:47:12 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Diverdogz

helicopters are dropping water and food there, and have been all DAY!

They cannot LAND because the crowd, MANY WITH GUNS, rushes the aircraft..


6,023 posted on 09/01/2005 3:47:25 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Mad Dawgg

try this. I have not seen the thread so don't know if this is it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1475127/posts


6,025 posted on 09/01/2005 3:47:41 PM PDT by Ellesu
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To: Diverdogz

There's a picture somewhere on this thread showing a military helicopter dropping supplies at the convention center.


6,026 posted on 09/01/2005 3:48:13 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: tcrlaf

FEMA is orchestrating a HUGE response, but I'm beginning to think they failed to plan for a HUGE Civil unrest situation, being led by the Druggies and Gangs

......

The south has the worst meth addiction problem. What we're witnessing is thousands of meth addicts flipping out to get another fix. Now people will understand how bad meth is. You don't want methheads or any serious junkie mingling with the drug free masses during a national disaster, spazzing out for a fix.


6,027 posted on 09/01/2005 3:48:21 PM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: Diverdogz
that is old footage...stuff was airdropped to them.

Refugees crowd the Earnest Morial Convention Center. August 31, 2005

6,028 posted on 09/01/2005 3:48:28 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: Ellesu

Emergency Teams are being Retasked by local Parrish Pols, and creating confusion!


6,029 posted on 09/01/2005 3:49:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: Lizarde

Thank goodness.


6,030 posted on 09/01/2005 3:49:25 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: SunnySide

A man and his baby cries out over the body of an old man who died in the chair where he sits on the neutral ground of Convention Boulevard as refugees crowd into the Earnest Morial Convention Center

Say a prayer for that man's soul

6,031 posted on 09/01/2005 3:50:23 PM PDT by BurbankKarl (u)
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To: Woodstock

Talking about missions. Have to have a special logo with the NG or it's bogus. No call in missions. Changing tactics.....have to have a verifier from the higher ups....

sheesh.....no wonder it takes so long to get anything accomplished. Poor NG....


6,032 posted on 09/01/2005 3:50:26 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: Tarheel

Yeah, where are Brit and the Beltway Boys, all I see is that 14 year old boy toy that came from CNN and the BLUUUOND Gretchen.


6,033 posted on 09/01/2005 3:50:58 PM PDT by samantha (Cheer up, the adults are in charge.)
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To: BurbankKarl

Thanks....NBC is behind the curve.


6,034 posted on 09/01/2005 3:51:44 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: tcrlaf

yes, all E Team responses have a new identifier to make sure they are legit..."LOSEPH" identifier...


6,035 posted on 09/01/2005 3:51:51 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: Jrabbit

The coverage is heartbreaking. If NG and FEMA are bussing people out and bringing food and water, I want to see it so I can feel better!


6,036 posted on 09/01/2005 3:51:52 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Jrabbit

Can't talk about WHO is retasking on an open radio...
THAT should tell you LOADS about what is going on..

caught something about St. Landries?


6,037 posted on 09/01/2005 3:52:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: samantha

you sound intimidated...


6,038 posted on 09/01/2005 3:52:08 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: advance_copy
(AP) NFL Commissioner says New Orleans Saints likely won't play at the Superdome this season.

I think that's pretty obvious.

Please explain!

Not so obvious to me.

What does the cancellation of football games have to do with the availability and possibility of using blimps as a communication source in a town without power and cellphone towers out of commission?

All I got from the article, other than useless info on the need to rearrange the NFL game schedule, and the fact that the writer couldn't spell, was; "We want to really emphasize above all that sport is a small part of life," Tagliabue said.

"We want to use are visibility and the respect we have with the public and the respect our teams have to support the national recovery program. That's the big thing."

Give me a break. The NFL could well have donated more than $1 million bucks in the name of some insincere shared respect.

6,040 posted on 09/01/2005 3:53:30 PM PDT by madfly
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To: samantha

Gretchen drives me up a wall. I have rocks in my backyard with more brains.


6,041 posted on 09/01/2005 3:53:47 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: tcrlaf

I was listening to that. Almost sounded like someone gave them bogus info and then base jumped in about it... is this the NG we're listening to?


6,042 posted on 09/01/2005 3:53:52 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: RDTF

They have landlines in use through new command post


6,043 posted on 09/01/2005 3:54:05 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Appears to be NG


6,044 posted on 09/01/2005 3:54:50 PM PDT by Woodstock (Unionize China)
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To: BurbankKarl
My wife just called from the Houston area hospital where she works. They just received a patient from New Orleans who was rescued from a rooftop.

He said that other neighbors were throwing children into the water whenever a boat passed in the hope that it would force the boat to stop.

But the boats didn't stop and the kids drowned.

This is at least double hearsay, but I thought I'd pass it along.

6,045 posted on 09/01/2005 3:55:20 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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