posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 04:16 AM
I've been reading everyone's postings here for a couple of days, just trying to find out information about what may be going on in Galveston.
I'm from another state but have an interest in what's going on there because a family member is on one of the search and rescue teams on the island.
His team was deployed to begin its search of the West End of the island on Sunday but were not permitted to enter the area, due to the high mortality
/ health threat in the area. They were told that there were a "number" of deceased in the water that still covered the area at that time, and as a
result a no -fly zone had been mandated for that area, and that NO ONE except certain personel would be permitted into that area....that everyone else
was to be kept out. Members of his team were told later Monday / Tuesday that "officially" "most" of the deceased had been washed out to sea by
He finaly was able to contact me via phone on Tues and Wed. and asked what I was hearing on the news. I told him that we were hearing that the death
toll was really low and that damage was moderate to heavy depending on location. He replied that that was not right....that there were "a lot" more
deceased than what was officially being reported, that only certain teams were permitted to enter the west end area due to the water and loss of life,
that nothing living had been found in the area.
I asked how they knew how many were missing, he said by the number of phone calls recieved from various locations during the peak of the surge, and
later the hurricane itself. He repeatedly stressed that NO ONE was being allowed into the west end area, unless they had specific clearance to be
there, due to the water and loss of life.
I've seen the video posted on this thread that was supposedly shot on Sept 15th. I have questions about the date because my relative was specific
about the no fly zone not being lifted until Wed. / early Thursday.
Its not so much what the video shows as what it doesn't show....almost as if its "too" clean. But what do I know? I know I trust my relative,
he's not prone to exageration.