Thursday, September 08, 2005

EMS workers tell what it's like after Katrina

"Get off the fucking freeway". A helicopter arrived and used the wind from its blades to blow away our flimsy structures. As we retreated, the sheriff loaded up his truck with our food and water(.click here)

Read what it was like for 2, out of many, in New Orleans for a EMS conference. When katrina hit.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Volunteering in Katrina's path

Find out; what it's like, to volunteer helping, Katrina victims. (click here)

Katrina evacuees delayed by federal officials

The proposed airlift of 400 Hurricane Katrina evacuees to the D.C. Armory yesterday was temporarily delayed by federal officials who sought more time to develop a comprehensive national plan for placing victims across the country, authorities said.

"We temporarily paused some airlifts while we identified cities and states who were ready and willing to receive these evacuees," said Russ Knocke, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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Sunday, September 04, 2005

He tells it like it is.

News clip on FEMA's response, to Katrina; from Washington.
Video 9.15MB(click here)

"George Bush doesn't care" on NBC

George Bush doesn't care about black people on NBC
See video (click here)

FEMA turns back aid to Katrina victims

Former mayor of Kenner;Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard:
"We had Wal-Mart deliver three trucks of water, trailer trucks of water. FEMA turned them back. They said we didn't need them. This was a week ago. FEMA--we had 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on a Coast Guard vessel docked in my parish. The Coast Guard said, "Come get the fuel right away." When we got there with our trucks, they got a word. "FEMA says don't give you the fuel." Yesterday--yesterday--FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, "No one is getting near these lines." Sheriff Harry Lee said that if America--American government would have responded like Wal-Mart has responded, we wouldn't be in this crisis."
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Thursday, September 01, 2005

What happens to hurricane victims in U.S.

Ever wonder what happens to hurricane victims in the United States?
Find out(click here)

Yahoo is racist

Two residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans, Louisiana

A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it.

Yahoo encourages racism, by stating that white people find; black people loot.
Or is this just american news in general.