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Originally posted by Fakin Bacon
The information post is from a woman I know on a dog breed mailing list that I'm a member of. I've never known her to be rash or to make up crazy stories for the heck of it...which made me stop and wonder and really think about what she e-mailed to all of her friends...let's hope that it's not really true. If this thing is true about the prison problem and the officers dying, not to mention the body bag count, why isn't the media telling us the information?
Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
In New Orleans and Jefferson
Parish, that means floodwaters could rise as high as 15 feet in the next
Nagin urged residents to try to find higher ground as soon as possible."
Originally posted by cybertroy
I agree Surrealist. People have got to eat and take care of themselves. Sometimes there is a right time to "loot and steal" from a store in order to survive. Sometimes there may be no other choice.
Take the loaf of bread or starve, what would you do?
Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
The sad reality is, many of these looters who are oblivious to the human grief that surrounds them will be some of the very same people who will be reaching their hands up to the skies for help when the waters continue to rise and they're forced to abandon their ill-gotten gains....
All unbeknownst to these heroes, out there saving both the lives of the crooks and the innocent…
Originally posted by SpilledBeans
I'm also thinking this is why Fox, MSNBC, CNN, are cutting down on NO coverage right now. Think about it, the fact is, NO is in anarchy right now, they can't control it, and they have now stoped reporting on events that are happening on the moment. There are people sleeping on the interstate right now, they could be there talking to people. The fact is, they could be doing arial coverage of the city live right now. Why are no stations doing this??? Instead they keep showing what theyve been showing all day, and they keep talking about the economic impact. It almost seems like they are working together or under a sort of control to keep this whole situation media coverage toned down.
Originally posted by SpilledBeans
Wait I take it back, Fox is live at NO tonight right now, I'm not hearing gun shots in the back ground so I don't think its that bad atm.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- As parts of flooded New Orleans slip into chaos and Gulf Coast communities struggle to deal with the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana's governor is declaring Wednesday a day of prayer.
Those survivors are facing dire conditions -- no power, little drinking water, dwindling food supplies, gunfire in the distance -- with no way to get out.
And the waters are still rising, at times dotted by the bodies of those who perished when the hurricane roared into town Monday morning.
The rising flood waters overwhelmed pumping stations that would normally keep the city dry. About 80 percent of the city was flooded with water up to 20 feet deep after the two levees collapsed.
"There are dead bodies floating in some of the water," Nagin said. "The rescuers would basically push them aside as they were trying to save individuals."
Nagin said that as of late Tuesday "a significant amount of water" is flowing into the bowl-shaped city and sections of the city now dry could be under 9 or 10 feet of water within hours.
Thousands of people were being housed in the Louisiana Superdome, where toilets were overflowing and there was no air conditioning to provide relief from 90-degree heat.
Nagin estimated the number of people in the Superdome at between 12,000 and 15,000 people as of late Tuesday. He said they could be there for a week unless evacuated sooner.