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Originally posted by flukemol
reports coming in 80 or more people dead and most of new orleans 80% under water.totally a disaster and i only hope a national homeless building project is in the works for these people.it will take months or years to fix this damage.
Originally posted by Stegosaur
The Mississippi Gulf Coast (Bay St. Louis/Gulfport/Biloxi/Pascagoula) has sustained the most damage of all and the media is NOT reporting sufficiently on this area because everyone is having such a hissy over the water in New Orleans. The majority of the deaths are in Harrison County in Mississippi, not Louisiana! I am so tired about hearing about the sigh of relief that is being breathed about people who narrowly dodged the bullet on this storm, and yet no one is talking about the ones who DIDN'T dodge the bullet.
Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
....Settle down and let these people report what they get, when they get it
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break,
When The Levee Breaks I'll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.
Don't it make you feel bad
When you're tryin' to find your way home,
You don't know which way to go?
If you're goin' down South
They go no work to do,
If you don't know about Chicago.
Cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
Now, cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
Thinkin' about me baby and my happy home.
Going, going to Chicago... Going to Chicago... Sorry but I can't take you...
Going down... going down now... going down....
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Children's Hospital under seige
Tuesday, 11:45 p.m.
Late Tuesday, Gov. Blanco spokeswoman Denise Bottcher described a disturbing scene unfolding in uptown New Orleans, where looters were trying to break into Children's Hospital.
Bottcher said the director of the hospital fears for the safety of the staff and the 100 kids inside the hospital. The director said the hospital is locked, but that the looters were trying to break in and had gathered outside the facility.
The director has sought help from the police, but, due to rising flood waters, police have not been able to respond.
Bottcher said Blanco has been told of the situation and has informed the National Guard. However, Bottcher said, the National Guard has also been unable to respond.