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Originally posted by worldwatcher
Superdome refugees will be moved to the Houston Astrodome per FOX
An emergency management official in Houston, Texas, said plans are in the works to take at least 25,000 refugees -- mostly from the Superdome -- and shelter them in the Astrodome.
Originally posted by Relentless
You have got to be kidding me? This is not a solution.
10:58 A.M. - (AP) The New Orleans International Airport has reopened to allow humanitarian flights in and out, officials said Wednesday.
10:55 A.M. - (AP) The Dallas school district says it'll enroll in district schools the children of any Hurricane Katrina refugees that ask for it.
10:52 A.M. - (AP) Every branch of the U.S. military is involved in the rescue-and-relief mission following Hurricane Katrina. The U.S. Northern Command is coordinating search and rescue, medical help and supplies. The work will support the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
10:14 A.M. - WWL-TV: Governor Blanco confirms plans to move evacuees to the Houston Astrodome. Blanco said she remains in contact with the White House, and has asked for a military presence in New Orleans, adding it was important to stabilize things as soon as possible. Buses are on their way to the Superdome to remove the evacuees.
10:06 A.M. - WWL-TV: Gas prices expected to rise by as much as $1.10 by this weekend.
10:00 A.M. - State Insurance Commissioner Robert Wooley: People interested in checking up on their insurance can contact the Dept. of Insurance at 1-800-259-5300 or online at LDI.state.la.us. Nationwide damage estimates stand at $26 billion, and $17 to $19 billion in Louisiana alone.
Originally posted by QuietSoul
Originally posted by Fakin Bacon
Why isn't the military in there? On CNN there were talking about the hospitals in New Orleans being looted, and having no electricity and running low on water - how doctors and nurses have locked themselves into the hospitals - one nurse stepped outside and was robbed at gunpoint - people are trying to loot, probably for drugs and such...
WHERE IS THE MILITARY???
How much more crazy does it have to get before someone decides they are in charge and ready to make DECISIONS that need to be made.
I know it's easy to be an 'arm chair general' and spout about what should and shouldn't be done when I'm not there in the midst of it - but bloody hell - someone do something about the looting and criminal activity - people running around with firearms terrorizing people - anarchy for lack of a better word.
Originally posted by valkeryie
The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, told reporters late on Tuesday that it would be three to four months before residents would be able to return to their homes