Friday, September 02, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Update

Over at survival blog there is an "Hurricane Katrina Update"

Serach for "Hurricane Katrina Update (SAs: Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Lessons from Katrina)"

Some first hand accounts show that it may be getting worse as far as the looting is concerned.

1.) In New Orleans, looters are shooting at police stations, in one instance with a semi-auto AK-47. The looting is completely out of hand, and spreading.

2.) Jefferson Parish Louisiana Sheriff Harry Lee has issued a "shoot to kill" order.

3.) At the Super Dome (cum Relocation Center) there have been countless armed robberies, suicides, rapes, and three murders in the past 72 hours. Conditions are intolerable there (with no running water and no sanitation, so it has been ordered evacuated. Several thousand Super Dome evacuees are being bussed/trucked to the Houston Astro Dome. At least the electricity is working there...



Yishai said...

No. The evacuation of the Superdome has stopped due to fire and shooting. Go here (Michelle Malkin) for more:

9/1 morning update: Via Breitbart, this is out of control...

The evacuation of the Superdome was suspended Thursday because of fires and gunshots outside the arena, authorities said, as National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured into New Orleans to help restore order across the increasingly lawless and desperate city.

An additional 10,000 National Guard troops from across the country were ordered into the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast to shore up security, rescue and relief operations in Katrina's wake. That brought the number of troops dedicated to the effort to more than 28,000, in what may be the biggest military response to a natural disaster in U.S. history.

"The truth is, a terrible tragedy like this brings out the best in most people, brings out the worst in some people," said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on NBC's "Today" show. "We're trying to deal with looters as ruthlessly as we can get our hands on them."


Angel said...

Billy's cousin was locked up in a hospital operating room last night. She is having a baby. Her, her husband and 4 year old daughter and others were shut inside with shot guns. People were trying to break in to steal meds and stuff. Most of the family is scared to go back. Tehy are letting the heads os house go in and get stuff and then have to leave.

Lady Arden said...

With all those people there, how in the world can people be getting away with rape and murder? They could prevent such atrocities by acting as a group, but it's evident that everyone only cares for themselves down there.

This whole this is horrible and sad and a real end of the world scenario for these people, unleashing out things beneath the surfaces of their normal characters.

Cubicle said...

I am much more of the mind that trying times unleashes your true character, though I hope I am wrong.