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Hurricane Katrina

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posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 11:30 AM
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Parrishes east of Jefferson Parrish have been badly hit, FEMA cannot send help to evacuate those people till winds are below 40mph.

Mizar is safe per our last phone contact about 45 minutes ago. FEMA also confirmed his parrish was not as badly affected at those east.




posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 11:38 AM
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Thank you for the information. It´s a relief to know that Mizar is Ok, but it is hard to know about the Jeff. Parrish. I am so sorry
I hope they had time to escape...
It is so sad.


Please, any news about the Superdome?
Do they expect floodings where Mizar lives?
Oh, I really hope he remains safe.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 11:49 AM
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This is horrible. But I do have good news...... I just saved a whole bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico
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How are things going? I haven't seen any pictures of large amounts of devestation.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 12:31 PM
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The Miss. Gov. is saying there are many dead and storm is still too strong to start rescue operations. Gov. says property damage is severe in his state.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 12:57 PM
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hmm, sounds like whilst the surge may have missed NO, everywhere around the coast has been taken out. Alot of the news crews who relocated to where they thought they were safe on 30ft above sea level ground have been taken out, so you can imagine the size of this surge. NO may still get hit as surge turns back and its south shore.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:07 PM
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NYTImes is reporting that one levee may have been breached and that the water level in some parishes may have swelled to heights over rooftops. Also, several key local government buildings have been submerged:

www.nytimes.com...

"Water levels are expected to reach about eight feet, but officials say drinking water may already be contaminated. Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the Louisiana National Guard said there had been hundred of reports, not yet confirmed, about levees being overtaken or floodwaters reaching over the roofs of houses. He said the soonest and safest time that state officials might be able to survey damage along coastal Louisiana could be Tuesday morning
In the greater New Orleans area, Louisiana officials are trying to respond to reports in civil divisions known as parishes. A Republican state senator, Walter J. Boasso, said that in St. Bernard Parish, the government building had been flooded up to the second floor and that the 911 center was completely submerged.
"In Plaquemines and Terrebonne, officials were trying to check on commercial fishermen who had decided to ride out the storm in their boats. "Mr. Boasso said that about 60 boats were prepared for search and rescue operations, but that officials were waiting for better weather conditions. "My biggest concern is the loss of life," he said. "We have a lot of people down there hiding in their attics, and I don't know if we will get to them fast enough." '



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:09 PM
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Good to know Mizar is ok so far.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:09 PM
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I'm watchin CNN right now and they're saying that Katrina is down to a cat 2, though with 100+ mph winds still raging that doesn't mean that they're completely safe.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:13 PM
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It appears they're also now cautioning people to be wary of the fact that the multitudes of poisonous snakes and alligators that once called the swamps their home may soon be floating around in the streets, confused and agitated from their displacement by the storm...

Wouldn't that be grand - You live through Katrina, step outside to survey the damage - Wham, you're lunch...

It just started to pour down rain here in T-Town...30 MPH winds - I'm not complaining of course...Just awe-struck at the massive size of this system...

[edit on 8/29/2005 by EnronOutrunHomerun]



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:15 PM
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CNN is reporting some looting at a Wynn Dixie.

This is not people trying to survive, It's people trying to make a personal gain from the loss of others. It makes me sick to see this sort of thing. They should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The sad part is, parents with children have been seen leaving the store with ill gotten gains.


onlyinmydreams: can you shorten that link, it made the page go too wide......



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:29 PM
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Most reports state that looters will be given the most severe treatment as possible. Not sure if that means by the law or if they plan to do a little smack down on their own. Capitalizing off of others misery is horrible and should be dealt with in the severest method possible.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:36 PM
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the storm was only half as intense when it HIT as it was at it's strongest out in the gulf.....so, a lot of people who would otherwise have been killed [including at least one ATS member] are still with us....
....now, the next hurdle: the potential for a 9/7 terrorist attack.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:38 PM
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I saw a show a long time ago on the discovery channel where this guy pedicted a huge arse hurricane a few days in advance and told everyone to evacuate. but nobody did so when the bodies came in they told any looters would be shot on the spot.

Kinda hopin they don't do that with looters down this day in age, people who steal something worth a few grand shouldn't have to pay for their crimes with their life. there's enough loss of life already without the cops pullin guns to theives heads.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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I'm sure terrorists are the LEAST of these folks' concerns right now....


Let's hope most heeded the advice, and are someplace safe riding this one out.... I can't believe we haven't seen some webcam footage or something from Louisianna or Mississippi....of course, I haven't looked myself yet...



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:50 PM
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I heard on FOX that thousands will be out of electricity for probably a month. Many will be homeless. There are reports of water covering roofs in lower lying areas. Most of these home will probably have to be demolished. Many areas will not be accesible for a good while. It's not over yet.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:52 PM
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It's been confirmed that a major levee broke in St. Bernard's Parish:

"Levee break reported
The National Weather Service reported that a levee broke on the Industrial Canal near the St. Bernard-Orleans parish line, and 3 to 8 feet of flooding was possible. The Industrial Canal is a 5.5-mile waterway that connects the Mississippi River to the Intracoastal Waterway. "
www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by darkelf
I heard on FOX that thousands will be out of electricity for probably a month. Many will be homeless. There are reports of water covering roofs in lower lying areas. Most of these home will probably have to be demolished. Many areas will not be accesible for a good while. It's not over yet.


I allso heard that the dome roof was becoming slowly ripped apart, or parts of it. The rubber or metle on the outside.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 03:11 PM
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Click one of the pictures for a series of 22 pictures (from a norwegian site).


Photo: BILL HABER/AP


Photo: DAVE MARTIN/AP


Photo: DAVE MARTIN/AP



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 03:47 PM
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Bet this drives up the cost of oil too.

today.reuters.co.uk...

At least two oil rigs were adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, where Katrina raged through offshore fields as one of the strongest hurricanes on record.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 04:05 PM
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I want to urge all members to send a few bucks to the Red Cross or any other charity that will be involve in helping people recover from this tremendous storm.

It's about all I can do from where I am, and I would like to see these people get back on their feet as soon as possible after this much damage.

If Mizar needs any help, let us know. I'm sure we can help in some way.



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