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FEMA and the Galveston West End Cover up

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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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Well, I'm pretty sure that SAR teams were all over that portion of the island.

Looking at the first 12 images, starting from the bridge and moving west, I count 28 vehicles on the road. Some are plainly ambulance type vehicles. Others look like police cars. (Two tone.)

*still looking*

EDIT:

Anyone want to guess what kind of vehicles these are?


ngs.woc.noaa.gov...


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[edit on 15-9-2008 by loam]




posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by Essan
Such a shame that a natural and humanitarian disaster is already down to conspiracy theories. Not sure I really want anything to do with American websites like ATS any more



you must be new buddy...everyone knows ATS is a British site.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:29 PM
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Link the actual pic with the vehicles so I can do the zoomy-zoomy thingy.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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Judge Calls for Removal of Bolivar Residents


BOLIVAR — Storm surge from Hurricane Ike turned Bolivar Peninsula into a pair of islands, prompting Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough on Monday to call for a mandatory evacuation of the roughly 200 residents who stayed behind. “We want the people off the peninsula, period,” Yarbrough. “And we’re going to get them off pending an order to evacuate.” When asked how the removal would be carried out, Yarbrough said he didn’t want to force people from the peninsula but would employ the sheriff’s office if necessary. Yarbrough said he’s heard rumors that there were bodies floating on the peninsula, “but we’ve not had any confirmed reports of fatalities,” he said. About 120 emergency workers descended on the peninsula Monday using boats and four-wheel drive vehicles, to access what remains of the decimated communities of High Island, Gilchrist, Crystal Beach and Port Bolivar.



More information is available via the link above.

[edit on 15-9-2008 by DancedWithWolves]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:33 PM
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Ok, let me fix those... Go back and look at that post.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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The yellow vehicles (with the long arms) look like 'cherry pickers' for restoring power. I could be wrong. Then again, they said they were sending in buldozers to clear debris.

Edit to say I beieve the other yellow vehicles are bulldozers.

[edit on 9/15/2008 by darkelf]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:40 PM
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Are those large trucks in the last image?



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:41 PM
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Just heard Tilman Fertita (owner of Landry's, et al. in Kemah, Galveston) saying that Kemah (specifically referring to his properties) were hit harder than he thought and that all the shots you see from helicopters are from them hovering above but that he actually had his chopper go closer to ground level so that he could look inside and it wasn't until then that he saw the damage. He also made a specific reference to "all those shots of the roofs on the West End" didn't go down and show the inside where the damage is. This is running right now on myfoxhouston.com and may have aired before.

I've thought about this myself. The images released are not only giving a false sense of security to evacuees ("Oh, my house is safe, I see the roof!") but it also isn't showing just how bad it is on the portions of the island that were hardest hit. Basically, just because you see a roof in the West End doesn't mean that the first floor (or the area immediately underneath) isn't piled with bodies. I hope that's not the case.

For the record, I am from Houston, summered in Bolivar and am following everything out-of-state while attending school. My family in Houston cannot understand how there are only 4 deaths when the officials issued the most dire of warnings prior to Ike's advance.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by necspe kick her ass to the curb

for the same reason a drug dealer would be tossed for selling

or a used car salesman or a lawyer, they are all the same


The woman was a genuine evacuee, who also happened to be a reporter. Sorry...you deep-sixed your credibility with that nasty statement. Talk about off-topic, indeed.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:44 PM
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Here's one of the trucks found in the next image:


ngs.woc.noaa.gov...



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck

Originally posted by necspe kick her ass to the curb

for the same reason a drug dealer would be tossed for selling

or a used car salesman or a lawyer, they are all the same


The woman was a genuine evacuee, who also happened to be a reporter. Sorry...you deep-sixed your credibility with that nasty statement. Talk about off-topic, indeed.


I was fully aware she was an evacuee AND journalist. My statement stands



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:46 PM
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The ones in the last image could be 18 wheelers with supplies. That's what they appear to be IMHO.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:50 PM
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From my previous post on another page:


ngs.woc.noaa.gov...

I'll just add images now where new vehicle types appear.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Here's one of the trucks found in the next image:


ngs.woc.noaa.gov...


That's a big truck. Do you think that's one of the "mobile morgue" units they were referring to?



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:54 PM
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I wondered about that myself.


There look to be two of them.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:57 PM
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I'm only guessing here, the green vehicles appear to be military (Nat'l Guard?) The blue one could be a dump truck, not too sure on that one. I'd say the white ones could be ambulances, not real sure about the tan one, could be troop transport or another dump truck.



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:58 PM
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Ok, I made a full pass on the coastal road all the way to the airport section of the island. I counted roughly 50 vehicles.

There are other roads to follow.

I'll check some of those next.

(Btw, does anyone know where the cow shots were taken?)



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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Those are real good guesses. I think you are right about most of those.

I assume the red one is some sort of fire/rescue. (Saw at least two others like it.)

[edit on 15-9-2008 by loam]



posted on Sep, 15 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Valhall
 


I wondered about that myself.


There look to be two of them.


I was hoping more on the side of food and water for first responders.



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