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Skip to comments.Katrina Live Thread, Part XIII
Posted on 09/01/2005 3:46:26 PM PDT by NautiNurse
28,000 National Guard troops are deployed to the disaster areas in Mississippi, Alabama, and to Louisiana, where SWAT teams are working to combat the looters and shooters in New Orleans. Additional 1400 National Guard troops are being deployed daily.
Shootings reported at a New Orleans hospital, rescue boats, and a military helicopter, while conditions continue to deteriorate at the SuperDome amid refugee deaths and chaos. Evacuation of New Orleans continues.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert has voiced serious doubts about rebuilding New Orleans with federal funds, while assuring the people of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida that the United States Congress stands ready to help them in their time of need. New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin issued a "desperate SOS."
Doctors at two desperately crippled hospitals in New Orleans called The Associated Press Thursday morning pleading for rescue, "We have been trying to call the mayor's office, we have been trying to call the governor's office ... we have tried to use any inside pressure we can. We are turning to you. Please help us," said Dr. Norman McSwain, chief of trauma surgery at Charity Hospital, the largest of two public hospitals.
The Port of New Orleans is now open to shallow draft vessels. Congress is reconvening in an emergency session. International offers to assist the U.S. have been received from Russia, Japan, Canada, France, Honduras, Germany, Venezuela, Jamaica, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Hungary, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, China, South Korea, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, NATO and the Organization of American States.
Jesse Jackson has arrived in Louisiana...
Links to various news, local and state government websites:
WLOX TV Biloxi, Gulfport, Pascagula has link to locate family and friends
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
WWL-TV (via CBS): WWLTV via CBS
WWL-TV Now via WFAA Dallas **NEW LINK**: http://www.wwltv.com/cgi-bin/bi/video/makeadplaylist.pl?title=beloint_wfaa&live=yes
WTOK-TV Temporarily Not Live Streaming (follow the link on the home page): http://www.wtok.com/
Louisiana Statewide Katrina Network (WJBO-AM Baton Rouge): http://ccri.eonstreams.com/ccri_la_batonrouge_wjbo_am.asf
Gulf Coast Storm Network (radio): http://www.stormalert.net/main.html#
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Hurricane Katrina HOUSING Thread
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, and lines are busy
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.
National Black Home Educators Resource Association http://www.nbhera.org/
Katrina Live Thread, Party XII
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
This has most likely been asked & answered, but I can't keep up with all the threads on NO/LA and have not seen this as a news item.
Since Miss Mary has declared open season on looters by the US military, has martial law been declared at the federal level for either NO or LA? If so, just NO? LA? All hurricane affected states?
I got flamed for saying he should have gotten off Air Force One on his way back to Washington and taken a quick preliminary chopper tour. Now he's behind the story.
I've been wondering something. This is showing my conservative bias (anti-government bureaucracy)...but could some of this be due to the EXTRA layers of red tape after FEMA became part of Homeland Security?
You really can't prepare for a flood. The only thing you can do is get away from it.
That the local government in NO evacuated their families, but not their citizens, is criminal. (Of course, that's MHO)
He left the City of Los Angeles for a position in the federal government...for all I know he is in this operation.
I live on long island. It cannot be evacuated, no chance, impossible. the best our hurricane plans calls for is to move people who live within 5 miles of the south shore, north. where they would put us, I don't know.
Jesse Jackson has arrived. I feel better already. Not.
Et tu, Howlin?
And it's "President" Bush please? ;^)
Somebody put up a reminder last night that THOUSANDS of people died in France from THE HEAT!!!!
I have gotten really discouraged about Bush's "bad" public relations...
I have to believe that he just tells them that he doesn't want any "Well "i" have done this, "i" have done that"...he just doesn't toot his horn...
And when the dems, and MSM go after him...he doesn't care.
I didn't flame you over it, I said he should stop in Houston and get in Marine 1 and fly down there.
Answer: "Possibly. It would depend on whether they shot at their rescuers."
How long would it have been till the first story came out that Bush in the airspace kept people on their rooftop and they died?
Isn't that John ??? the guy who once met Bin Ladden?
Agreed, but not sure I blame them at this point for reaching out to the feds, watching the hellhole their city has become thanks to their local government.
you could stock a boat!
Is it Karl Rove or Andy Card??? I agree his handlers are giving bad advice.
Sec. Rice on Fox
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