New Orleans Lost  

SheFellFrmtheSky 33F
33 posts
8/28/2006 1:10 pm

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New Orleans Lost

We all have seen the horrific damage that hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans, Louisianna. I myself am appalled at the carefree attitude of FEMA when this happened. It's almost like the directors and all aren't smart enough to be leading disaster recovery efforts.

I understand that rebuilding will take time, money, and lots of help. It could possibly take 10+ years to rebuild. But thats not my pet peeve. Its how stupid our government is. Where was the break down in communication? Why didn't the mayor, governer, and officials do their job? Why didn't they call the federal governments? Why did they not issue a mandatory evacuation?

It took days before anyone came to help the victims of Katrina. No food, no water, no medicine. Babies died, the elderly. People died in their homes, on the streets, and sides of the road. Many people are still missing. There was a phone call to the local rescue 911 office, from an elderly lady who could not swim with her grandchildren. Water was filling here house up to the roof. She and her grandchildren drowned. I don't understand. Common knowledge would have told FEMA, and whomever else heads the rescue teams that boats were needed. Their excuse was that they could not get into the city because of flood waters. That I don't believe. There were camera crews there from all over. Where was our military? Over in Iraq, fighting a war that doesn't concern us. And did you vote for Bush?! I surely didn't. 2 horrific disasters while Bush was in office. How many more of our dead will we have to bury? How many more disasters must we go through? There are plenty of millionaires and billionaires in the country alone who could have donated, or perhaps rented enough boats for the people to get out. Or even fly their jets there to help. Something that made some sense. Yet you see the celebrities hosting shows asking us for money. We are able to pay millions of dollars to the celebrities just to host shows, sing, or even just show up. They are treated like kings and queens, personal chefs, dressing rooms, little perks and things. Why are we so backward?

Though I'm not saying you shouldn't give, or help anyway you can. And I understand they have bills as well, but when I see billionaires buying 747s and remodeling them like a mansion inside, buying up land, houses, cars, and gold teeth I get really upset. And I want to give a big THANKS to anyone here or anywhere else who has given their money, time, or just going to New Orleans to buy something. Every little bit counts.

What upsets you the most? Have you done your part yet?

SirMounts 102M

8/30/2006 5:53 am

Actually, rich people, corporations, and a huge amount of everyday folks all pitched in to help the victims. Many mistakes were made, but much was learned about how to do things better next time too. It is sad when even one innocent life is lost.

rm_AnOddGirl 57F
3469 posts
8/31/2006 4:28 pm

Shock does strange things to people.
Living in New Orleans Pre and Post 'Corps(e) of Engineers Disaster' is teaching the whole world no one is safe.

See my own posts about life after Katrina and the Wave...
A Year in Review.... Dateline: Tuesday, August 30, 2005.....

NOT comment whoring, just trying to tell what I witnessed and lived through.

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