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FEMA and the Galveston West End Cover up

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posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:11 PM
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I heard through the grapevine that the roofs at the Pointe West resort are intact. Since the surge was supposed to be higher at the East end, I don't see why the damage should be worse at the West end. I think it is natural for the news to concentrate on the City of Galveston where the population is concentrated. Of course anything up on pilings will probably be destroyed as that would be expected.




posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:13 PM
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Friend, my paranoia is ALWAYS on HIGH-alert. I would be ashamed if it wasn't.

Speaking of Paranoia, here's a site you might like:

www.tueborgroup.com...

It's the Tuebor Group - Homeland Security Specialists.



[edit on 14-9-2008 by space57]



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:14 PM
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Valhalla,
With the Wunder Map you can see...something...the West End does look like it has a Thunderstorm over it - Blackout? www.wunderground.com...
Thank-you for being on top .. retro_reality



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by retro_reality
Valhalla,
With the Wunder Map you can see...something...the West End does look like it has a Thunderstorm over it - Blackout? www.wunderground.com...
Thank-you for being on top .. retro_reality


OMG



First straight edged storm with a cute little perfect rectangular cut-out I've ever seen.

It looks like some one took a highlighter and swiped it in. LMAO



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:22 PM
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They gave everyone a chance to leave...... And it looks bad now.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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What in the world is that supposed to be??

This is just silly now. Is that someone's weird sense of humour?



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:29 PM
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Actually anything on pilings will probably survive thats why they build them.

mikell



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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Um guys.. that perfect rectangular hole is called a computer graphics glitch.

That is the most likly answer.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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Thank you for posting this. I have been waiting to hear what happened in Galveston, but NOTHING in the news besides they expect a lot of damage and that this is the largest search in US history. So, where is all the video and pictures? I'm not getting it, so you post expalins why. I feel like I'm holding my breath.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:36 PM
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Originally posted by retro_reality
Valhalla,
With the Wunder Map you can see...something...the West End does look like it has a Thunderstorm over it - Blackout? www.wunderground.com...
Thank-you for being on top .. retro_reality


WU pulls that map from Google Earth; the satellite view is outdated, probably from earlier in the year. They just superimpose radar images over the sat map.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:39 PM
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Originally posted by mikellmikell
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Actually anything on pilings will probably survive thats why they build them.

mikell



In some paces, all that is left is the pilings.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 05:54 PM
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Channel 13 reporter Wayne Dulcefino drilled gov Perry about the media's lack of access to Bolivar. Perry tried to deflect and dodge the issue.

The media now feels it is truly a control what people see issue.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:23 PM
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If people did stay on the west end I would guess then they would have been washed out to sea. We need to try to find Coast Guard radio transmissions or other Marine reports.

The government really needs to not cover this up and rub it in everyones face so people do not try and ride out storms like this ever again. We on the west coast of Florida were getting huge high tides flooding low areas when this storm was over by Texas, The storm surge must have been massive over there.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:38 PM
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Thanks for the information Val,
I watched this tv channel during and after the storm but stopped watching yesterday.
I too wanted to know about Galveston but never heard anything.
I live in central Florida so was very concerned about Texas.

[edit on 14-9-2008 by MagicaRose]



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:53 PM
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YOU GUYS ARE ALL NUTS. YES, THERE IS DAMAGE, BUT NOTHING INSURACE CAN NOT TAKE CARE OF. I HAVE SEEN A LOT WORSE WITH SOME TROPICAL STORMS THAT JUST SIT OUT IN THE GULF RIGHT OFF OF GALVESTON, EATING AWAY AT THE COAST. . . LOTS OF GREEN GRASS. COULD BE WORSE.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:53 PM
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West End Galveston Island footage!

www.khou.com...

It actually starts on the Freeport side of the pass, but moves on over to the bitter end of Galveston Island after a little bit. All and all, it looks much better than I expected. (Of course, it's not my torn up property I'm looking at.)

Lots of houses still standing and water receded.



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:54 PM
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They are being quite open about it now.

Channel 13 is bristling at the fact that they are being prevented from getting on boats to look at the west end and other areas.

I just listened to a reporter all but say that he would find a way around their orders.


So the conspiracy angle apparently is now confirmed by the local news guys. Authorities are definitely controlling the reporting.

I'm also now seeing this 'cover-up' angle being discussed on other forums by locals.

[edit on 14-9-2008 by loam]



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 06:57 PM
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Not a member of the site, but found it while trying to find images.

I have not heard anything about the West End specifically, but have heard from friends who were there (I'm assuming they still are) that Boliver is in far worse shape than most of the West End.

The Boliver Peninsula is the peninsula to the east of Galveston.

There is no concern about the biolab. It is well secured behind the seawall and was not subject to storm surge. It did suffer flooding from rising water, but the West End and Boliver were subject to crashing waves and storm surge. There is a significant difference between that and rising water.

As I mentioned before, Boliver appears to have gotten the worst of it. Approximately 1 in 20 homes remains standing.

Here are some pictures I found from Boliver on user reports that I have saved. If you'll look close you'll see many pilings from existing homes.

Please note that these are NOT my pictures, simply ones I got from Ireports (and similiar) sources:













posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by loam


So the conspiracy angle apparently is now confirmed by the local news guys. Authorities are definitely controlling the reporting.


[edit on 14-9-2008 by loam]


Here is a very good study that presents both sides of the "disaster response and the media" issue.

orgmail2.coe-dmha.org...

I agree with the following statement "media complicate the tasks at hand and that paying attention to media demands diverts their attention from urgent matters like casualty care, search and rescue, and evacuation"

Who amongst us doesn't agree with the following


Reporters have been described as descending on disaster officials like "Wolf packs" and overwhelming them with demands for specific information the type of which is seldom available in the early phases of the incident.



The convergence of media personnel at the disaster site has been reported to physically interfere with response and recovery operations.


[edit on 14-9-2008 by necspe]



posted on Sep, 14 2008 @ 07:10 PM
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Thanks for those.

Yes. From what I'm reading things are bad there.


Obviously the images show that:






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