Some Ike victims may not be allowed to rebuild “Hundreds of people whose beachfront homes were wrecked by Hurricane Ike may be barred from rebuilding under a little-noticed Texas law. And even those whose houses were spared could end up seeing them condemned by the state. Now here’s the saltwater in the wound: It could [Continue]
Edited to add: Turns out this is false. They pulled some pillings (?) up and measured them. The specs said they needed to be 23 foot, they were 23 foot six inches! Engineers confirm LSU levee study “NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) — Government engineers performing sonar tests at the site of a major levee failure [Continue]
“A Marine Came for Me” (free registration required) “The odyssey of Marine Corporal Ross Craft (center) began with his hunt to find his aunt and uncle, Diane and Richard Angelico, who were missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. On 30 August, the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, shattered two levees, and [Continue]
New Orleans cops investigated for allegedly stealing cars Friday, October 7, 2005; Posted: 7:35 p.m. EDT (23:35 GMT) “NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State authorities are investigating allegations New Orleans police officers broke into a dealership and made off with nearly 200 cars — including 41 new Cadillacs — as Hurricane Katrina closed in. “It is [Continue]
Just a note to let our friends outside of Hurricane Rita’s path have an update on our area and on ourselves: ( I am back at school w/o students today and KHS has power thanks to the fact that we are next door to the electric co-op. No one else in town has electricity so [Continue]
Umm…I’m sure that they…ummm…wanted to make sure that if the glass did break it wouldn’t fly around inside the store. Or prehaps it was more anti-looterfounder than anti-hurricane. Perhaps they didn’t want someone to be able to peel off the plywood and get inside and steal their waaaay overpriced books during or after the storm.
Donate $100 to Katrina relief and Brian Wilson, the Beach Boy, will “call you personally and answer a question you may have, or just say hello”. Also, he and his wife will match the donation.
from the wall street journal, A Swamp of Corruption In Katrina’s wake, Louisiana’s political culture needs a cleanup too. Monday, September 26, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT “Perhaps no footage from Hurricane Katrina was replayed more often than the “Meet the Press” clip of Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish, La., telling Tim Russert that bureaucrats [Continue]
They should start using a different list for hurricanes. Like use villans for comic books. Hurricane Scorpion, Hurricane Hulk, Hurricane Doom, Hurricane Apokalypse, Hurricane Magneto sound much more threatening than Hurricane (Marga)Rita. Newscaster: “Godzilla is coming. I repeat, Godzilla is coming ashore in five hours. We urge everyone in Godzilla’s path to evacuate. ” Random [Continue]
We Failed You? Try Again. “Anne Rice blames America, not local officials. “To my country I want to say this: During this crisis you failed us. You looked down on us; you dismissed our victims; you dismissed us. You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music. [Continue]
Rita update on Bonnie. Got this Saturday night: “Bonnie’s back at home. We have power. Wind but no rain at our house. No damage, except lots of pine branches and needles. I will get a good night’s sleep tonight and head back to the office. Lot of people w/o electric power. But biggest problem is [Continue]
African-Americans Question Red Cross
The Looter – priceless Inspirational Poster That whole site has a ton of remixes of that one looter dude. All based off this one picture. Heiniken. Loot a cold one **Update** As my friend Luis mentioned, we can’t know if the dude looted or found the beer, so hence forth he shall be know no [Continue]
Louisiana Officials Indicted Before Katrina Hit “Federal audits found dubious expenditures by the state’s emergency preparedness agency, which will administer FEMA hurricane aid. By Ken Silverstein and Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writers WASHINGTON
NRA ON THE GROUND IN LOUISIANA “As was reported last week, in the wake of unspeakable crimes perpetrated by roving, armed gangs and individuals, authorities in New Orleans seized legal firearms from lawful residents, effectively disarming the very citizenry they are sworn to protect. On Monday, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, and NRA-ILA Executive [Continue]
pictures from a law enforcement officer who went to New Orleans for a few days Some are graphic.
Understanding the levee breach in fairly un-technical terms. Of course, we all know that the Corps of Engineers is a bunch of racist thugs who blew up the canal and flooded the low-lying, poor, black area of town to save the rich white folks houses that were on…ummm…much higher ground and would not…hmmm…have been in, [Continue]
from the boston Globe: Halted gun sales infuriate customers By Sasha Talcott, Globe Staff | September 11, 2005 “BATON ROUGE, La. — As fearful residents rush to stock up on guns, Wal-Mart, one of the region’s biggest suppliers, abruptly stopped selling them at 40 stores scattered throughout the Gulf Coast. The move infuriated some Wal-Mart [Continue]
First hand account from a Life Flight helicoptor pilot from Houston. “Hello to everyone, This is a first-hand account of what is going on and went on in New Orleans. I spent two days (Friday & Saturday, 2-3 September) flying patients from New Orleans to Baton Rouge and Houston. Let me first say that the [Continue]
This really bothers the shit out of me. These guys are complaining that a dead body has been in the street near them for over a week. WTF? Who, exactly, do they think is gonna come take the guy away? The trash men? Do they expect folks to stop looking for and removing the living [Continue]