posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 02:34 PM
I believe it's safe to say that things in New Orleans in particular, and that whole region in general, have gotten well beyond the point of anyone
being safe, whether on their own or under government (local, state, or federal) supervision.
The Governor of Louisiana has stated that she believes there are thousands dead so far. I've heard some reports that Katrina may be the highest death
toll in the US since the earthquake in San Francisco in 1906.
At the moment on CNN, they're speaking with a man who has just arrived at the Astrodome via one of the buses, and he reports that there were people
on Interstate 10 who tried to force their way onto the already full buses but were forced away by Sheriffs and other armed law enforcement.
Things are out of hand, whether you're at the Superdome, the New Orleans Convention Center, or anywhere else in the area devastated. There is no safe
spot, whether you're on your own or under the "care" of FEMA.
It's a crap shoot all the way around, in my opinion.
We'll see how this all turns out, but I don't see anything good coming from this. The death toll has only begun, and it will certainly get worse
before it gets better.