Katrina--(from MD-->)PLEASE DONATE

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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm wondering what kind of coverage of the news in New Orleans folks are getting overseas. It's pretty grim down there.
     
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    I'm sure it's made international news. An American city has been effectively shut down from a natural disaster. Bodies floating in water always brings out the cameras and podiums.

    What is needed is international aid - I'm sure they'll take whatever they can get right now. :meh:
     
  3. MDowdey

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    im sorry if this sounds harsh, so all my friends should forgive me before hand...

    WE MUST HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. we need england, france, germany, austrie(already helping), saudi arabia, and all capable countries to come to our side in our time of need. its appalling to think that some wont help when we stick our necks(in some places we dont belong) out for other coutries in need.

    please donate to the local new orleans hospitals, or somewhere. i did.
     
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    What is sad is this couldn't have happened to a less orginaized city. Its known that New Orleans local gov. is one of the worst and most corrupt in the nation. There was no contingency for these people. The governement there on an hr to hr basis is showing the world how inept they are. Evacuating the city is the right thing to do, but there is no plan on hw to do that. people warnder the streets think, hoping a bus will come pick them up. The citizens on NOLA can not rely on their elected officials to help them,the mayor and gov have been on tv alot the last couple days sayig how bad it is, but where are they, safe in a Baton Rogue hotel. The fact is New Orleans officals knew that it was only a matter of time before another Camille hit, and they have done nothing but throw up their hands at the situation. They are letting thugs rule the street, stealing whatever they can carry. I am not talking bout the people stealing food, but the kids walking around with 20 pairs of Nikes. Stealing guns out of pawn shops. There was a report of some kids that hijacked a postal truck and shot up the city with automatic weapons. This leads to another long time problem the city has had. Its education system is the worst in the country. Shool teachers there are not required to have degrees, They constantly are not paid, have to deal with children who would rather steal postal vans and shoot people then learn, and deal with a general ghetto mentality starting with what they see in their own neigborhoods. My gf taught grade school in NOLA last yr, finally leaving after a 4th grader threatened her with a knife, mind you that this 4th grader had been in 4th grade for 3 yrs. Sorry now i am just venting. The situation down there is terrible. And the people can not rely on their governement to help them. Hopfully when federal help is finally mobilized there can be some sense of order in the city. These poor people have been living in squaller all their lives, they don't deserve this, their elected governement is really letting them down, and its unfortunately costing lives.
     
  5. MDowdey

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    do you honestly expect the mayor and governor to be wading chest deep in water themselves? havoc, come on man. that governer(nadin i think) has reduced crime in that city by some atronomical number like 50%.

    there is no amount of preparedness or organization that would ever make something as horrific as this any more managable.
     
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    Matt, thats not harsh. I'm sure international assistance is on the way.

    How can we donate to a local hospital? I am not aware of a link other than the Red Cross.


    On another note, I fail to understand what goes through the minds of those looters. :x
     
  7. MDowdey

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    i saw a link on yahoos page about donations. i clicked it and it gave me several places to donate to. i chose the charity hospital of new orleans. ill get the link....



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    click for donation page

    please help guys, we cant imagine what is going on in those places.
     
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    thanks Matt!
     
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    My sentiments exactly
     
  10. terri

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    There are now reports that the evacuation of the some 25,000 people from the Superdome has been disrupted by gunfire. No doubt from looted weapons.

    It's got to be anarchy over there right about now. These people are in absolute hell. :meh:
     
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    I watched dateline last night, its so horrible. We donated to the red cross this morning, I think with this and the tsunami and everything else the red cross does, they are in great need of donations.
     
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    I got this from my local Chamber of Commerce this morning. Hopefully this will be helpful to anyone looking for family. And by all means - donate!

    This comes from our Disaster Management Area Coordinator. jlp
    State OES has learned that trapped victims on the Gulf Coast are calling family, friends, loved-ones, or anyone they can get a call out to in California asking for someone to rescue them. These requests need to go immediately to the US Coast Guard's Rescue Line at 800-323-7233 and immediate assistance will be sent. Please distribute this information as widely as possible.

    For those employees and citizens trying to locate relatives and friends in the in the states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi here some local emergency hotlines and websites in the impacted areas.



    Alabama

    Alabama Emergency Management Agency (205-280-2200) www.disaster.ema.alabama.gov/


    Louisiana



    Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (225-925-7400) www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/
    Southeast Louisiana American Red Cross chapter (800-229-8191)


    Offices of Emergency Preparedness

    Orleans Parish
    504-565-7200

    Jefferson Parish
    504-349-5360

    St.Bernard Parish
    504-278-4268

    St.Tammany Parish
    985-898-2323

    Lafourche Parish
    504-446-8427

    Assumption Parish
    985-369-7386

    St.Charles Parish
    985-783-5050

    St.John Parish
    985-652-2222

    St James Parish
    225-562-2364

    Plaquemine Parish
    504-297-5500

    Tangipohoa Parish
    985-748-9602

    Terrebonne Parish
    985-873-6357

    Washington Parish
    985-732-5200

    St.Mary Parish
    504-385-2600

    Orleans City Departments Phone Numbers

    Office Of Emergency Preparedness
    504-565-7200

    Mayor's Public Advocacy Office
    504-565-7115

    Mayor's Communications Office
    504-565-6580

    New Orleans Police Department
    504-821-2222

    New Orleans Fire Department
    504-565-7800

    Public Works Department
    504-565-6844

    Park & Parkway Department
    504-286-2100

    Sewerage & Water Board
    504-585-2000

    Hurricane Evacuation Shelter Coordinator
    504-565-7208

    Human Relations Commission
    504-565-7916

    Emergency Numbers

    Southeast La. Red Cross
    504-587-1500

    New Orleans Public Advocacy
    504-565-7115

    New Orleans Human Relations Commission
    504-565-7918

    New Orleans Council on Aging
    504-821-4121

    American Red Cross
    1-888-737-1997




    Mississippi

    Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (601-352-9100); 24 hour emergency line (800-222-MEMA or 800-222-6362)
    Mississippi Homeland Security (601-346-1499) http://www.homelandsecurity.ms.gov/
    Next of kin

    American Red Cross (866-438-4636 or 1-866-GET-INFO)
     

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