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Originally posted by worldwatcher
update on Jefferson Parish:
Jeff Parish President. Residents will probably be allowed back in town in a week, with identification only, but only to get essentials and clothing. You will then be asked to leave and not come back for one month.
10:15 A.M. A spokeswoman describes Jefferson Parish as a "very dangerous" place. Jackie Bauer says there's gas leaks everywhere, water needs to be boiled, there's no commercial power, no pumping stations and the water's toxic.
And there's still some deep water in some neighborhoods. Bauer says there are other dangers -- snakes in the water, other vermin, loose dogs and cats everywhere. She says -- quoting now -- "We kind of have to fight for survival with them." - Associated Press
Originally posted by Indy
I don't know if the NHC will reclassify the storm as a cat 5. With the exception of the 20+ foot surge was the wind damage really all that bad? I think most of the surge was built up when the storm was still a cat 5. I think it happened close enough to the land that it didn't have a chance to come back down. I think this is what happens when you have a storm spend nearly an entire day at cat 5 strength.
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
Several photos show fuel leaks near gas stations. I wonder if there is now a possibility that a major, floating fire could break out in the city?
Also... is there a possibility that a riot could break out in the Superdome?
There's almost too much to keep up on at once.
Like I said Itll do something to you
Originally posted by justme1640
Did anyone hear any more on the man who jumped to his death from the superdome earlier today?
With conditions in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans rapidly deteriorating, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Tuesday that people now huddled in the Superdome and other rescue centers need to be evacuated.