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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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1 posted on 08/31/2005 4:00:20 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

Glad you did this! I was lost! ;-)


2 posted on 08/31/2005 4:02:01 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my Pardon with HIS BLOOD!!! Hallelujah!!! What a Savior)
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To: LadyPilgrim

but now you're found


3 posted on 08/31/2005 4:02:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; balrog666; blam; Blennos; ..

New thread - sorry about the delay

4 posted on 08/31/2005 4:03:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse ("I'd rather see someone go to work for a Republican campaign than sit on their butt."--Howard Dean)
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To: NautiNurse

You're doing a great job, NN.


5 posted on 08/31/2005 4:04:17 PM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: JellyJam

I agree.


6 posted on 08/31/2005 4:04:47 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: NautiNurse

Heartbreak after heartbreak everytime I see the television. There have been 2 babies born in the Dome, I heard. Almost unimaginable. So much help is on the way. I think the next 24 hours may bring some improvment. I am hopeful.


7 posted on 08/31/2005 4:05:20 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: NautiNurse

What would we do without you. Who ever would have thought that this is what we were coming together to witness.


9 posted on 08/31/2005 4:06:34 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: NautiNurse

Grateful, as alway NautiNurse.

You are a credit to FReepers everywhere.


10 posted on 08/31/2005 4:06:41 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Confirm justice Roberts!)
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To: NautiNurse

Anyone watching FOX? I can't believe how little information is being deciminated to these people. What good is all these press conferences with the Governor and Mayor if no one has power or TV's to hear them? Why aren't they there on the scene with their sleeves rolled up and HELPING like Jeb Bush in Florida does?


11 posted on 08/31/2005 4:06:46 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Radios... should be some radios out there.


12 posted on 08/31/2005 4:07:19 PM PDT by Ramius (Blades for war fighters: http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net)
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To: Smogger

......and?


13 posted on 08/31/2005 4:07:33 PM PDT by Chuck54 (Confirm justice Roberts!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanx for the ping. Sad beyond belief.


14 posted on 08/31/2005 4:07:51 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: NautiNurse

Have we seen anything from the southernmost areas of LA..where the storm first hit?


15 posted on 08/31/2005 4:08:07 PM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: Smogger


Well sure. Everyone know white folk don't loot. /sarc


16 posted on 08/31/2005 4:08:37 PM PDT by geopyg ("It's not that liberals don't know much, it's just that what they know just ain't so." (~ R. Reagan))
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To: NautiNurse

Please post links to as many of these NGIA satellite images of the coastline as are available to the public:

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/08/31/MTFH22488_2005-08-31_22-38-54_MOL181539.html


These are the only ones I've seen so far:

http://mfproducts.nos.noaa.gov/storms/katrina/24331209.jpg

http://mfproducts.nos.noaa.gov/storms/katrina/24331215.jpg


17 posted on 08/31/2005 4:08:39 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: Ramius

I don't see any radios on any of those people... what i see is babies in need of water, milk, food, shade and sitting on a freaking freeway with parents in total despair... Shep, himself, is in despair for them... the hospitals are overwelmed and giving patients ventilation manually....


18 posted on 08/31/2005 4:08:47 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Smogger

great post. thanks.


19 posted on 08/31/2005 4:09:04 PM PDT by cfo (God Bless America!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you for the thread. I found out last night that we lost everything. I live in Gautier but evacuated to Atlanta on Sunday morning. My daughters went back yesterday (big mistake) to check things out. For whatever reason my daughters cell phone (cellular south) is getting a sporadic signal if the number she calls is long distance. She called hysterical (I wont forget her words as long as I live, or her voice) "The house is gone" the next sentence was worse because now I'm having hate in my heart. "the neighbor ran a bunch of black guys out who were looting" Wow....this sucks. My daughter and her boyfriend lost both of their cars, I lost one car and the mail wall was blown off of my house. The roof came DOWN into my bedroom. Please pray for me.


20 posted on 08/31/2005 4:09:34 PM PDT by mpackard
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Yes. The need is very great.


21 posted on 08/31/2005 4:09:45 PM PDT by Ramius (Blades for war fighters: http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net)
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To: NautiNurse

Just saw the first article (German magazine) that directly blames the N.O. fiasco to Bush. Unbelievable!!!!

August 31, 2005

FORMER CLINTON ADVISOR

"No One Can Say they Didn't See it Coming"

By Sidney Blumenthal

In 2001, FEMA warned that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. But the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war.

Biblical in its uncontrolled rage and scope, Hurricane Katrina has left millions of Americans to scavenge for food and shelter and hundreds to thousands reportedly dead. With its main levee broken, the evacuated city of New Orleans has become part of the Gulf of Mexico. But the damage wrought by the hurricane may not entirely be the result of an act of nature.


22 posted on 08/31/2005 4:09:51 PM PDT by DollarBill
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To: NautiNurse
FYI - 'Katrina Housing' Thread by Spiff

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1473656/posts

((sorry if previously posted))

23 posted on 08/31/2005 4:10:29 PM PDT by BossLady
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To: NautiNurse
As much as I dislike Shep Smith for being a girlie-man he is right about the problems with the evacuations.

Why in the world couldn't the local authorities put out one of those sales signs with directions.

Looks like to me that someone one is dropping the ball on leadership.

It should be the mayor and then the Governor in charge but it seems they just want to ring their hands and yell oh me!

I'll bet before this is over that Bush gets the blame.

Already that idiot Robert F. Kennedy is blaming Barbour of Mississippi for Katrina.

Now that moronic Moon Bat Cindy Sheehan is blaming Bush.

So the snakes and rats are crawling out of the left wing Democrat sewer.
24 posted on 08/31/2005 4:10:57 PM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: BossLady

http://www.wwltv.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=beloint_khou&props=livenoad

WWLTV live. Excellent video coverage now.


25 posted on 08/31/2005 4:11:17 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: mpackard

Oh, my God... and your's is one of thousands of stories like yours.


26 posted on 08/31/2005 4:11:19 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Smogger

I'm white, so I guess I could go out and "find" things. My black friend next to me, well he'd be the looter. Feh!


27 posted on 08/31/2005 4:11:40 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: DollarBill

This is a joke, right?


28 posted on 08/31/2005 4:11:59 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Things are happening:

Watching my local TV station KRBC in Abilene.
C130's packing up and leaving Dyess, stuff moving from Ft. Hood etc.
What it took was the President to kick this thingy in the butt.
You can bet that the boot has been firmly emplanted.


29 posted on 08/31/2005 4:13:39 PM PDT by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: mpackard

mpackard, we ARE and will continue to pray for you.


30 posted on 08/31/2005 4:13:45 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: mpackard

I'm praying for you!! My heart goes out to you and your family!!


31 posted on 08/31/2005 4:13:48 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: OKIEDOC
Looks like to me that someone one is dropping the ball on leadership.

I agree, but now is not the time for hand wrining and recrimination. People are wander the 10 Freeway moving based on rumors with no food or water. Looks like a third-world effort so far.

32 posted on 08/31/2005 4:13:57 PM PDT by Smogger
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To: mpackard

Prayers for You and your family. We are glad you are safe.


33 posted on 08/31/2005 4:14:08 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Our military......the world's HEROES!)
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To: DollarBill; All
Just curious. Besides Russia and Venezuela. Has anyone else offered to send help to LA? I understand from FOX that donations are not coming in to the Red cross, etc....

How much of the apathy is due to the looting?

34 posted on 08/31/2005 4:14:19 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SE Mom

I wish it was a joke, but unfortunately it's not...

http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,372455,00.html


35 posted on 08/31/2005 4:14:32 PM PDT by DollarBill
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Shep having a melt-down!


36 posted on 08/31/2005 4:14:38 PM PDT by JOE6PAK (Make somebody happy. Mind your own business.)
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To: mpackard
Thank you for the thread. I found out last night that we lost everything. I live in Gautier but evacuated to Atlanta on Sunday morning

You didn't lose everything. You lost stuff. God bless you for taking your family out of harms way.

37 posted on 08/31/2005 4:14:41 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DollarBill

The first words from the Clintoons, in the mouth of none other than Sid Vicious. Sid has done their dirty work for many years.


38 posted on 08/31/2005 4:15:24 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: OKIEDOC

You nailed it, Okie. It is always someone else's fault. Couldn't be that Governor, or that Mayor. Nope, gotta be the bid ol' ebil GWB.

And, Cindy needs a clue. Lots of people are suffering, not only her. Wanna buy her one?


39 posted on 08/31/2005 4:15:58 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: JOE6PAK

What's he saying?


40 posted on 08/31/2005 4:16:19 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: jimtorr

Sidney is truly a snake. I hope he crawls back under his rock!


41 posted on 08/31/2005 4:16:21 PM PDT by DollarBill
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To: NautiNurse

Fox: New Orleans mayor says there are 100,000 refugees still to be evacuated from New Orleans. Meaning that for every person in the Superdome, 3 are stuck outside or other buildings.


42 posted on 08/31/2005 4:16:39 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: OKIEDOC

That was quite an ugly picture Smith painted of the situation in NO with his opening statement on his program tonight.


43 posted on 08/31/2005 4:16:56 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: mpackard

Aw geez, I keep seeing the shots of debris and nothing but a foundation left. I know what it means, but your experience is the first that really connected me to the enormity of it. Be strong.


44 posted on 08/31/2005 4:16:56 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Smogger

AFP is French, it might be a translation issue.


45 posted on 08/31/2005 4:16:56 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg.)
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To: spycatcher

Here are the rest of the pictures.

http://alt.ngs.noaa.gov/katrina/KATRINA0000.HTM

This picture is especially frightening:

http://mfproducts.nos.noaa.gov/storms/katrina/24330924.jpg


46 posted on 08/31/2005 4:17:29 PM PDT by burzum
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To: Diddle E. Squat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1474345/posts?page=1

"On Wednesday reporters listening to horrific stories of death and survival at the Biloxi Junior High School shelter looked north across Irish Hill Road and saw Air Force personnel playing basketball and performing calisthenics.

Playing basketball and performing calisthenics!

When asked why these young men were not being used to help in the recovery effort, our reporters were told that it would be pointless to send military personnel down to the beach to pick up debris."


47 posted on 08/31/2005 4:17:33 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: mpackard

What can we do?


48 posted on 08/31/2005 4:17:37 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an angel in HSV, AL)
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To: Arizona Carolyn; All

EVERYONE....SEND $$$ to the SALVATION ARMY.....that's the BEST WAY TO HELP!!! THEY can be trusted!


49 posted on 08/31/2005 4:17:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Our military......the world's HEROES!)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Anyone watching FOX?"

Yes I watched Shep at 3pm and he is repeating the same thing at 7pm. "No one is telling the people where to go for help." My question is , If Shep has the ability to communicate with the people at Fox, why doesn't Fox news find out what the plans are for this group. There are so many evacuation projects going on throughout the city I find it hard to believe that these people are being ignored intentionally. Shep either you are part of the solution or you are part of the problem.

I saw a cameraman taking pictures of 3 guys struggling to put something in a truck..I would have had more respect for the cameraman if he had put his camera down to give these guys help.


50 posted on 08/31/2005 4:18:25 PM PDT by heylady
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