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Bodies, gunfire and chaos in New Orleans’ streets – Yahoo! News

Rotting bodies littered the flooded streets of New Orleans on Thursday and escalating violence threatened all-out anarchy as thousands of survivors of Hurricane Katrina pleaded to be evacuated, or even just fed.

The historic jazz city has fallen prey to armed looters since Katrina tore through and it now more closely resembles Haiti or another Third World trouble spot in a refugee crisis than one of America’s most popular vacation centers.

I’m so saddened by this. I can’t believe how bad things have gotten down there. Why is nothing being done to help these poor people!?! where are the rescue crews? WTF?!?

I read an article today about how they can’t find Fats Domino. But am relieved to find out that they rescued him and he is okay.

God help the people of New Orleans.

8 thoughts on “so sad

  1. Hi
    I live in England and its awful what you guys are going through BUT if George bush had sent the national guard and army in 5 days before as you knew this hurricane was coming, then this would have been averted, to say this is the Americas tsunami is offensive. You had at least 5 days warning prior to this hurricane to sort out your civil priorities……you have failed. If this is your tsunami and this is all George can do then GOD help America. He did 500% more to the plight in Iraq and now he has failed his country. I pity you in your time of need , but being British all I can say is I have no sorrow and what GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, MR BUSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  2. Hi
    I live in England and its awful what you guys are going through BUT if George bush had sent the national guard and army in 5 days before as you knew this hurricane was coming, then this would have been averted, to say this is the Americas tsunami is offensive. You had at least 5 days warning prior to this hurricane to sort out your civil priorities……you have failed. If this is your tsunami and this is all George can do then GOD help America. He did 500% more to the plight in Iraq and now he has failed his country. I pity you in your time of need , but being British all I can say is I have no sorrow and what GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, MR BUSH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Hurricane Relief: Too Little Too Late

    Our government at work after 4 years of Homeland Security preparedness http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9162009/site/newsweek/

    Its time for our National Leadership to speak out regarding the lack of timely response on behalf of our Federal Govt in the South. Many thousands of American lives will be lost in the next few days alone if the situation in the south is not brought under control immediately. On Tuesday, our President was in California shaking hands, rather than taking command of the situation in the Southern States, a situation, which by all predictions on Sunday and Monday, could easily end up with the loss of tens of thousands of lives. Our President did not put National guard troops into action or mobilize Navy relief efforts until Wednesday (by all accounts five days late), by the time those shamefully modest resources get into place, fully one week will have passed, any many people will be dead.

    Our Nation has had four years to prepare for such an event as Hurricane Katrina,with billions spent on FEMA, the Homeland Security Dept. and NorthCom, and yet the response to the situation is woefully tardy, and woefully indequate. I call on all Americans to speak with one voice and demand the Federal Government triple the troops (30,000 is nowhere near enough) and resources sent to the area immediately. Minuites are precious, and our American brothers and sisters are dying needlessly of starvation and dehydration. Food and water should be being airdropped into unreachable areas, as we did in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they’re not. American Babies are dying in their mother’s arms while our government lumbers into action like a bedraggled herd of snails.

    “NEW ORLEANS – Thousands of desperate, stranded residents begged for help Thursday as conditions deteriorated here, with heavy rain compounding a tense situation that led to fights, fires and fears for the safety of emergency responders.

    Officials said thousands more National Guardsmen were being sent to the city, and Congress planned a special session Thursday night to approve emergency aid. But across the city, residents complained that aid was not arriving and a local official blamed the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    “This is a national disgrace,” said Terry Ebbert, head of New Orleans’ emergency operations. “FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control,” Ebbert said. “We can send massive amounts of aid to tsunami victims but we can’t bail out the city of New Orleans.”advertisement
    “We have got a mayor who has been pushing and asking but we’re not getting supplies.”

    He said the evacuation was almost entirely a Louisiana operation. “This is not a FEMA operation. I haven’t seen a single FEMA guy.”

    “This is a desperate SOS,” Mayor Ray Nagin said in a statement made available to CNN. “Right now we are out of resources at the convention center and don’t anticipate enough buses. Currently the convention center is unsanitary and unsafe and we are running out of supplies for 15,000 to 25,000 people.” “…

    As of Thursday there were only FOUR helicopters conducting search and rescue in the entire city of New Orleans, and those are being shot at. This is truly a National Disgrace of tragic porportions, and the situation needs to be adressed NOW, before thousands more die needlessly.

    The American people need to call Senators, Representatives, Governors, the White House, the Media, Celebrities, Clergy etc. and demand that someone speak out, and take action. We have spent billions in Homeland Security preparedness, have tremendous resources, and yet are government is dispersing aid with an eye dropper, while people die. Many thousands more will die in the next few days if action is not taken.

    Time to speak up America.

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  4. Hurricane Relief: Too Little Too Late

    Our government at work after 4 years of Homeland Security preparedness http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9162009/site/newsweek/

    Its time for our National Leadership to speak out regarding the lack of timely response on behalf of our Federal Govt in the South. Many thousands of American lives will be lost in the next few days alone if the situation in the south is not brought under control immediately. On Tuesday, our President was in California shaking hands, rather than taking command of the situation in the Southern States, a situation, which by all predictions on Sunday and Monday, could easily end up with the loss of tens of thousands of lives. Our President did not put National guard troops into action or mobilize Navy relief efforts until Wednesday (by all accounts five days late), by the time those shamefully modest resources get into place, fully one week will have passed, any many people will be dead.

    Our Nation has had four years to prepare for such an event as Hurricane Katrina,with billions spent on FEMA, the Homeland Security Dept. and NorthCom, and yet the response to the situation is woefully tardy, and woefully indequate. I call on all Americans to speak with one voice and demand the Federal Government triple the troops (30,000 is nowhere near enough) and resources sent to the area immediately. Minuites are precious, and our American brothers and sisters are dying needlessly of starvation and dehydration. Food and water should be being airdropped into unreachable areas, as we did in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they’re not. American Babies are dying in their mother’s arms while our government lumbers into action like a bedraggled herd of snails.

    “NEW ORLEANS – Thousands of desperate, stranded residents begged for help Thursday as conditions deteriorated here, with heavy rain compounding a tense situation that led to fights, fires and fears for the safety of emergency responders.

    Officials said thousands more National Guardsmen were being sent to the city, and Congress planned a special session Thursday night to approve emergency aid. But across the city, residents complained that aid was not arriving and a local official blamed the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    “This is a national disgrace,” said Terry Ebbert, head of New Orleans’ emergency operations. “FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control,” Ebbert said. “We can send massive amounts of aid to tsunami victims but we can’t bail out the city of New Orleans.”advertisement
    “We have got a mayor who has been pushing and asking but we’re not getting supplies.”

    He said the evacuation was almost entirely a Louisiana operation. “This is not a FEMA operation. I haven’t seen a single FEMA guy.”

    “This is a desperate SOS,” Mayor Ray Nagin said in a statement made available to CNN. “Right now we are out of resources at the convention center and don’t anticipate enough buses. Currently the convention center is unsanitary and unsafe and we are running out of supplies for 15,000 to 25,000 people.” “…

    As of Thursday there were only FOUR helicopters conducting search and rescue in the entire city of New Orleans, and those are being shot at. This is truly a National Disgrace of tragic porportions, and the situation needs to be adressed NOW, before thousands more die needlessly.

    The American people need to call Senators, Representatives, Governors, the White House, the Media, Celebrities, Clergy etc. and demand that someone speak out, and take action. We have spent billions in Homeland Security preparedness, have tremendous resources, and yet are government is dispersing aid with an eye dropper, while people die. Many thousands more will die in the next few days if action is not taken.

    Time to speak up America.

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  5. SM, believe me, there are plenty of us in America that are not happy at all with Mr. Bush right now. New Orleans should not suffer for his failure to do something, if that is indeed the case. And, sadly, it looks like it is. I’m am fed up. I’ve been fed up for a long time as many of my readers (all three of you 😉 ) know. But this is the straw. Seriously.

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  6. I’m just amazed and saddened by this. One of my co-workers lost two family members and my ex’s family is down there…he might live there now too. I’m sure there’s no way his grandma’s house survived but I pray that they are safe. I am going to do what I can…

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