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Start a website to help people to evacuate?

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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Now I wanted to keep the idea for myself and make money off of it, but eh helping people is more important.

What about... starting a website where people can sign up, say where they are from, where they want to go/move to... for those in the gulf states.

After all, the toxic fumes are dangerous for kids, pregnant women, old people and those with respiratory conditions...

So people who want to give them shelter could sign up, and people who want to evacuate their loved ones/themselves sign up...they meet... talk... and new relations are created...

I know lots of Americans have a good heart and love helping people. I also know there's lots of people on the gulf coast who want to leave but can't because of financial burden, nowhere to relocate... ect...

This could be their solution.

Anyone with skills can do this? Make this an ATS contest or something... this could help thousands of people!




posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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It's by no means a bad idea, but the timing would be difficult. You wouldn't want to scare people into premature evacuation if none is necessary; on the other hand, if things get crazy, would the travel plans/relationships/finances sort themselves out in time, having not existed for too long? How would you screen those who are offering the aid and/or shelter, or do you think it would be too dire to even bother with pleasantries such as that?

Not criticising in ANY WAY. I love the idea, actually. But the practical side of me cuts in and asks too many questions. :-)



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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There is a group on facebook that is doing this - I can't link it, you would have to log in, but the group is called:
Connecting People Who Want To Leave The Gulf Area With People Who Can Help.

The discussion board is already filling up


[edit on 6/28/2010 by Tadarida - trying to link unsuccessfully!]

[edit on 6/29/2010 by Tadarida]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 12:03 AM
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Maybe and this just an idea, we can start this just in case on the survival forum, if it starts there, there are already alot of idea's to at least get started, maybe we can start something like, make levels of preparedness, like level one, get your papers together, and a small bag with any medications a water filter Brita is like $6.00, and u can fill it on the go.

Level 2, larger bag, papers, and maybe an emergency contact number/address, of someone who can take you in, just in case, so you dont have to ask on a whim.

Then of course there would be higher levels and so on, I already have one of these level steps where I live (im not by the coast, just a prepare freak), but if you would like I'd be willing to help out as much as I could, Ill check out this post periodically.


Peace to you...



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Now I wanted to keep the idea for myself and make money off of it, but eh helping people is more important.

What about... starting a website where people can sign up, say where they are from, where they want to go/move to... for those in the gulf states.

After all, the toxic fumes are dangerous for kids, pregnant women, old people and those with respiratory conditions...

So people who want to give them shelter could sign up, and people who want to evacuate their loved ones/themselves sign up...they meet... talk... and new relations are created...

I know lots of Americans have a good heart and love helping people. I also know there's lots of people on the gulf coast who want to leave but can't because of financial burden, nowhere to relocate... ect...

This could be their solution.

Anyone with skills can do this? Make this an ATS contest or something... this could help thousands of people!


It could never work for many reasons.

Just for Katrina, New Orleans alone flooded the states so badly that there were no room left in hotels. Places were very hard to find.

In many places like Texas, people resented the Louisianians coming in and setting down. There came with the good people a lot of bad people who committed crimes in Texas. people are very leery of having neighbors crowd in on them in this way.

How would you propose to work this site? Get businesses like hotels and motels with space available to agree to turn locals away so they can book people from the south? That's not going to happen.. Locals wont stand for it, so you would need another idea. What idea would that be?

Just for New Orleans alone, businesses ran out of space. How do you propose to find enough space for the entire gulf coast region from the shoreline inland 200 miles from Texas to Florida?

That is truly an impossible logistical task.

I'm not saying the idea is a bad one.. just that there are tons of tough problems with it you would have to solve.

[edit on 29-6-2010 by JohnPhoenix]



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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How about a website with updates on the oil spill and hurricanes. Let people make their own decision, but give them one place where they could find out all the updated news.

Add traffic times, flight availablity rail schedules. Locate gas stations and update whether gas is available. Add the names and numbers of extended stay hotels or fully furnished apartments.

You might even want to offer evacuation services for a fee. You could find flights/or travel routes, obtain houisng and replace personal items when they arrive.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:50 AM
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Do you mean, find volunteers to provide services and money? It sounds like a great idea.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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I think it is a good idea. I live in north central MO and I have a home on 1 acre someone could use, but I am not willing to risk such an asset unless I know something about the person who will be using it as it is on the market. For someone with an RV I have 3 acres with water, electric and septic but I have livestock there and it is up for sale as well so again...would be hesitant to share with a complete stranger.

If enough people did this it could ease the burden on hotels. However, the last thing I want is to offer to help and have armed felons, drug addicts or whatever show up, tear things up and/or refuse to leave if the place sold.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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People should have started getting out of there a month ago. However, I do think that your idea has merit, finding places for them to go instead of just aimlessly wandering. Keep us up to date on this.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 09:41 AM
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Just started a thread on this today today!

www.rense.com... (Link to forum)

I guess someone already started with this, I think its a good idea, and for those of us that feel helpless, a good place to start.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 09:56 AM
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It may not work perfectly, but I don't think immediately saying 'It would never work' is right. I think any effort at this point would be welcomed, and even if it only helped a few people, a few is better than none.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:04 AM
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I think they Gulf evacuees should have a site where they can at least post what location they end up moving to. This is for family and friends to be able to contact them.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by Sanity Lost
I think they Gulf evacuees should have a site where they can at least post what location they end up moving to. This is for family and friends to be able to contact them.

That is also a super idea.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Oh yeah,I am sure all those people have thousands of dollars stashed away just so they can pack up all their belongings and move to some place strange to live.

Of course with their small fortune they would not need a job and could just sit by their pool and drink sweet tea all day.

Not really thinking through the reality of the problem now are we?



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by Oneolddude
Oh yeah,I am sure all those people have thousands of dollars stashed away just so they can pack up all their belongings and move to some place strange to live.

Of course with their small fortune they would not need a job and could just sit by their pool and drink sweet tea all day.

Not really thinking through the reality of the problem now are we?


Hows about you go down to the gulf coast states, door to door, and explain to all those people why you think they should stay and resign themselves to sickness and death? Huh?!?



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:23 AM
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Originally posted by Oneolddude
Oh yeah,I am sure all those people have thousands of dollars stashed away just so they can pack up all their belongings and move to some place strange to live.

Of course with their small fortune they would not need a job and could just sit by their pool and drink sweet tea all day.

Not really thinking through the reality of the problem now are we?


I think in the event that they would be forced to evacuate their belongings would be the last thing on their minds, the idea though is not just a place to try to find help, but also to offer help. If a hurricane comes ripping through the Gulf there is going to be alot of displaced people, thinking ahead of the problem though, if you have an empty apartment, spare room, empty garage maybe put some of these people up for a while. Especially the ones that do not have the means to do for themselves, working families, elderly etc.. Or just say to hell with community, human compassion and loving thy neighbour and do nothing.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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helping people is more important


By pushing this stupid evacuation agenda on people?


Get a grip. I know it's hard for Atsers to accept that it's not the end of everything, hell some of you sickos are actually hoping for it.

Mods should delete any posts which talk about evacuation as though it was in anyway an intelligent sensical thing to do. It's making ATS look like a bunch of wack jobs, again!

My two copper, I know it will be ignored and most of you will sit around gleefully making your "plans". If it wasn't so irresponsible, it would be funny.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:39 AM
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My cousin and I are always saying if you happen upon some extra money then something is getting ready to break. Happens every time. Well, we happen to have a lot of empty houses in this country.... Maybe those banks that helped themseves to our tax money should offer them up to these people in need. Giving them a couple months to start payments so they can find/learn a new job.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:41 AM
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That is very ignorant of you. Do you see the veracity of the situation? Do you understand that people are already getting sick, are you aware that hurricane season has just begun? Oh, your in the UK, I guess YOU don't have to worry about your home and family.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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FYI: I know it's hard to believe, but the world extends beyond the borders of the USA.

I grew up in Tampa and lived my whole life along the Gulf Coast. My family is still there.

Guess what? I am not encouraging them to run away, and they have reported absolutley no probelms.

The world is bigger then the US, I suggest you open your eyes and see.



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