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FEMA and the Galveston West End Cover up

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 12:34 PM
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loam's right....there is some substantial damage in those NOAA images. You need to get the full-size image (if your local ISP is up to snuff yet) and zoom in. Bridges down, scattered debris, buildings that appear to be sitting askew.




posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 12:48 PM
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DId I hear correctly? The pilot seem to say something about "nuclear radiation". Anyone else hear that?



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 01:06 PM
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"I pray that someday we will have a media that is designed to be watched by adults who are competent to decide for themselves what they can handle seeing."
And how exactly do you prevent innocent children from viewing wanton death and destruction in your quest for a free and open media.I suppose you allow yours(if you have any) to view porn and snuff films too?

And while on the subject, Texas was not the only state that has been devastated by this natural disaster.I know you Texasses(I just made that up) thinks the world revolves around you, but it does not.

This meteorological event has left death and destruction all through out the heartland of the country too.And is continuing too.If you would take the time to read other news you would know these things.

Why the emergency response is so lacking in co-ordination? Because that is how it is in all third world country's of the world. That is what we have become.

And considering this President, the worse one in modern history, was a former 2 time Governor of Texas.........speaks volumes for the people of Texas.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 01:10 PM
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I just realized you can click on the images again for the full deal.



Yes. The destruction is quite apparent on the West End.

Bolivar is decimated.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 01:17 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 01:18 PM
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Wonder if theese people from the Poop Deck Bar made it ? They decided to party thru the Storm.

www.khou.com...

Also 15 min. Aerial view of Galveston's West End.

www.khou.com...

Raw video: Bolivar Peninsula devastated

www.khou.com...

lots more on the site.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 01:23 PM
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Many of us with ties to Houston area have been watching this since friday while preparing for our own safety. You may have pictures today after monday's fly overs but we are referring to the weekend. Pictures don't tell the whole story anyway.

It appears that government keeps taking more and more control, imposing limits and not doing any better a job than in the past.

Why be concerned with procuring your own 72 hours of food and water and make preparation any more. The government should cover everyone's rear. Sometimes I wonder how many true Texans are left.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:01 PM
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It was a natural gas leak I believe, it was observed by a reporter. It was also during landfall, the reporter mentioned that nothing could be done about any line leaks untill after the storm passed.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:07 PM
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Many evacuees and family members watching coverage from all over Texas and the USA, did not see any coverage of the West End homes. We waited our turn with much interest, never to see anything. We saw much about Surfside to the far West or wherever it is located and much about the area where most reporters stayed and in front of that location on SeaWall Blvd. We heard about the Bolivar and Crystal Beach; but nothing at all about Moody Gardens and The Galveston Country Club which would have at least given us some indication as to the conditions in our area. I am still looking for information although I did get a personal report from someone who made his way in there by his own creative means. No devastation was reported on my home there although there is damage. I want to hear something about our homes and the area in which we reside! I am interested in your opinions as I believe something strange holds back the coverage. I saw people being rescued in the most unusual situations during Katrina. What? We live in an area that is completely unaccessible? Even by air? I do not think first responders should go out during the first 24 hours of a hurricane but I believe if I were on the island and not evacuated, I would figure out a way to visit the West End someway after the initial storm was over. I would like to know what the media was told that would keep them from pursuing this area completely. I'm new to blogs. Just came to see if I could find out anything.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:12 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by loam
reply to post by MrPenny
 


I just realized you can click on the images again for the full deal.



Yes. The destruction is quite apparent on the West End.

Bolivar is decimated.


Thank you! I couldn't get them to get bigger! Man, years of clean-up ahead.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:15 PM
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I think it's fair to say that if people really did stay, the loss of life count will not be good.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by loam
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I think it's fair to say that if people really did stay, the loss of life count will not be good.



I pray for the souls of those who died because they had no means of escape. And I have anger at those in charge for not ensuring that folks with no means were evacuated.

However, for the morons who thought they were stronger than a Hurricane, or were dead set on staying to "protect" their property, at the risk of losing their lives, I have no compassion.

You don't get any stronger warnings than "Certain Death".



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 02:40 PM
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I agree with you.
I live in Florida and if I knew a Hurricane was heading straight for me no one would have to tell me to leave .

[edit on 15-9-2008 by MagicaRose]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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I am hearing many stories of people on Bolivar who thought they had more time. Apparently, the water began to surge almost 24 hours sooner than had been forecast. Many people found access cut-off, when they thought they had more time.

I'm not sure those people can necessarily be blamed. Though, this is an important lesson to remember.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:43 PM
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Yes calcoastseeker, The Great State has gone way down hill, what with the Rustbelt carpetbaggers and now the Left Coast retirees buying up a few acres and calling it a ranch. Kind of like the President guy who was born New Hampshire or whatever. These carpetbaggers and others brought their votes with them too. Dallas and Harris county's were the only ones that ever had a strong Republican base until 1980,and they voted for a California governor then. Dubya was only the second Republican governor since the reconstruction period after the Civil War. The reason people here in Texas smell a conspiracy in this should be apparent. There are certainly a lot of messed up people here as you infer, but you could have gone to another thread. Now that I am rested it is back to the chainsaw and tractor to repair the only road in and out of here. Have a good one.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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i do not know of anyone who was planing to stay in sea isle as of thursday. i did see preflooding of jamacia beach more east of us. i fear the worst that people did stay and there is no island left. i do no the people of the west end of galveston are runing out of patience.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:00 PM
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Galveston officials begin to restrict media access

galvnews.com...


Galveston officials begin to restrict media access

By Rhiannon Meyers
The Daily News
Published September 15, 2008

GALVESTON — Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas on Monday ordered all city employees not to talk to news reporters. She did not say when that order would be lifted.

Thomas and City Manager Steve LeBlanc will be the only officials allowed to talk to reporters.

City spokeswoman Mary Jo Naschke vehemently denied the city was trying to clamp down on news coverage. ..

But at a noon press conference on Monday, Thomas and LeBlanc talked for less than 30 minutes and refused to answer any more than five questions.

Daily News reporters who tried to speak to city employees at rescue sites were denied information and told no one was authorized to talk to them except for the mayor and city manager.



NOTE! The Daily News is the Galveston local paper...even they are being refused information.


All reporters who were staying at the city's emergency operations center, stationed at the San Luis Hotel, were asked to leave Monday. San Luis hotel owner Tilman Fertitta was housing reporters at the nearby Hilton Hotel, which he also owns.

Reporters were also forbidden from visiting areas on the far West End of FM 3005, Thomas said. She did not explain why.


[edit on 9-15-2008 by Valhall]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:27 PM
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Somewhere on my journal there's a video from alex jones or noory I forget my journal where some guy is saying that WW3 is happening, and the "under the guise of hurricanes" the NWO which controls FEMA, which has a hand in NATO+UN, are bringing in troops to the US for purposes of some-kind of event that will bring in martial law to the US, just my theory since I think Bush is trying to cancel the election to bring about this NWO and time's running out. Hopefully this isn't all true and if it is, and people suspect it might be happening, we all must wake up real quick. Time is running out, like right now is your chance to change this, tomorrow it will be too late.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 04:28 PM
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Makes me think the NOAA images were an oversight.


Since this thread has a lot of people coming to visit it from the Galveston area seeking information about their homes, you at least now have that link.

As always, excellent job, Valhall.



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