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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
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
Is there a link to this yet?
Basically that he wondered IF NO should be completely rebuilt.
I'm not sure what canal that it was
I missed that part
Thanks for the ping with the name of the paper! Now I know where to look for his cartoons :)
I see MSNBC isn't in that cartoon; guess they were already blown away.
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.
What happened to Brit Hume and the Gang tonight?
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?
That was what I wondered.
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.
Don't laugh, but they have a "Camp Hillary" being referenced on the scanner.....but be lovely, like Camp Martha?
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.
Long week-end? Getting ready early for the holiday, I guess.
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.
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.
I heard that!
What are E Team Requests?
I guess NBC missed the NG dropping water off....shame they can't keep up
I Don't know! Glad Bill Hemmer is now there to fill in :)
helicopters are dropping water and food there, and have been all DAY!
They cannot LAND because the crowd, MANY WITH GUNS, rushes the aircraft..
try this. I have not seen the thread so don't know if this is it.
There's a picture somewhere on this thread showing a military helicopter dropping supplies at the convention center.
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.
Refugees crowd the Earnest Morial Convention Center. August 31, 2005
Emergency Teams are being Retasked by local Parrish Pols, and creating confusion!
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
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....
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.
Thanks....NBC is behind the curve.
yes, all E Team responses have a new identifier to make sure they are legit..."LOSEPH" identifier...
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!
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?
you sound intimidated...
(AP) NFL Commissioner says New Orleans Saints likely won't play at the Superdome this season.Please explain!
I think that's pretty obvious.
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.
Gretchen drives me up a wall. I have rocks in my backyard with more brains.
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?
They have landlines in use through new command post
Appears to be NG
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.