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Old 09-02-2005, 07:08 AM   #181
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:10 AM   #182
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that's so horrible kelly
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The Fire Marshall has declared that the Astrodome is full and they aren't accepting more people.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:25 AM   #184
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What is really scary is that they are predicting even more tropical storms before the end of the year.

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Up to 12 more tropical storms are expected to follow Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive storm to ever strike the United States, and four may be major hurricanes, according to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Shockingly, there may be more storms to come. "This may well be one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, and will be the ninth above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in the last 11 years," Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, director of the NOAA National Weather Service, said in a statement.

NOAA forecasts a whopping 21 tropical storms -- double the norm -- before the end of hurricane season on Nov. 30. That means the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean region could still be pounded by another 10 to 12 storms, including a major hurricane on the scale of Katrina. Fortunately, not all of these will make landfall.

Warm water in the Atlantic Ocean is being blamed for what NOAA calls a "very active" hurricane season. Sea water at 27 degrees C. or higher puts enough moisture in the air to prime hurricane or cyclone formation. Once started, a hurricane needs only warm water and the right wind conditions to build and maintain its strength and intensity.

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"There's no question that the warm waters of the Gulf provided the heat that turned Katrina into a major storm," said Ross Gelbspan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of two books on global warming.

The ultimate cause, however, is global warming, Gelbspan told IPS.

That's a controversial view in a country with many officials who vigorously deny the existence of global warming or climate change. But slowly, the scientific evidence -- and the numerous record-breaking storms, droughts, floods and forest fires -- reveal that the climate is indeed changing.
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I'd heard that there were buses offering to take poorer people out of the areas before the storm hit...but considering how many people that would've been, they probably would've run out of room or something, too...

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that's so horrible kelly
Yeah, that is . As are the other stories you've shared which have mentioned the dead, MrsSpringsteen. A dead man laying on the ground with hungry, crying babies around him? Eeergh...that's creepy.

I can't believe I'm hearing about rapes now. What the hell? I heard an 8 year old boy and a 7 year old girl were a couple of those raped. I...what...I just can't understand this.

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What is really scary is that they are predicting even more tropical storms before the end of the year.
Oh, good .

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Old 09-02-2005, 11:49 AM   #186
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The horror stories just multiply. I'm not getting much info because I'm not online at home and without power the heat is infernal, but I feel like I'm a character in a play, albeit sort of off to the side because Birmingham wasn't affected nearly as much as other places. I turn on the Internet at work and come to Interference and they are asking U2 fans to donate to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina. Death, destruction, the mayor of New Orleans sends out an SOS, I see pictures in the newspapers of people who've lost everything, it's shocking.
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Old 09-02-2005, 12:43 PM   #187
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What is really scary is that they are predicting even more tropical storms before the end of the year.

According to the article the bottom line is that global warming is responsible for these environmental disasters. If this doesn`t get Bush to sign the Kyoto accord, I`m not sure what will
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I can't believe I'm hearing about rapes now. What the hell? I heard an 8 year old boy and a 7 year old girl were a couple of those raped. I...what...I just can't understand this.
oh god. please tell me this isn't true.

just when i thought my heart couldn't break into any more pieces.

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Old 09-02-2005, 12:51 PM   #189
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oh god. please tell me this isn't true.
I wish I could . But I sadly read something like that in some article a person shared at another board I visit.

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just when i thought my heart couldn't break into any more pieces.

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You know, I think that's the part that's bothering me the most about all this news. Flood waters will recede. Buildings can be repaired. Some people might be able to salvage a possession or two. It'll take some time, but these towns and cities can get back to some sembelance of normalcy if people work hard enough at repairing the places (if they can, that is).

But to see humans treating each other the way they have been this past week...that really scares me to no end. These people's minds are now altered by all the chaos around them, it's gonna be a long time before they're ever okay again in the mental sense, if they ever will be okay again at all. And I just find that the most heartbreaking and disturbing thing about all this.

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Old 09-02-2005, 02:19 PM   #190
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LONDON (Reuters) - The world has watched amazed as the planet's only superpower struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with some saying the chaos has exposed flaws and deep divisions in American society.

World leaders and ordinary citizens have expressed sympathy with the people of the southern United States whose lives were devastated by the hurricane and the flooding that followed.

But many have also been shocked by the images of disorder beamed around the world -- looters roaming the debris-strewn streets and thousands of people gathered in New Orleans waiting for the authorities to provide food, water and other aid.

"Anarchy in the USA" declared Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun.

"Apocalypse Now" headlined Germany's Handelsblatt daily.

The pictures of the catastrophe -- which has killed hundreds and possibly thousands -- have evoked memories of crises in the world's poorest nations such as last year's tsunami in Asia, which left more than 230,000 people dead or missing.

But some view the response to those disasters more favorably than the lawless aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

"I am absolutely disgusted. After the tsunami our people, even the ones who lost everything, wanted to help the others who were suffering," said Sajeewa Chinthaka, 36, as he watched a cricket match in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

"Not a single tourist caught in the tsunami was mugged. Now with all this happening in the U.S. we can easily see where the civilized part of the world's population is."

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Many newspapers highlighted criticism of local and state authorities and of President Bush. Some compared the sputtering relief effort with the massive amounts of money and resources poured into the war in Iraq.

"A modern metropolis sinking in water and into anarchy -- it is a really cruel spectacle for a champion of security like Bush," France's left-leaning Liberation newspaper said.

"(Al Qaeda leader Osama) bin Laden, nice and dry in his hideaway, must be killing himself laughing."

A female employee at a multinational firm in South Korea said it may have been no accident the U.S. was hit.

"Maybe it was punishment for what it did to Iraq, which has a man-made disaster, not a natural disaster," said the woman, who did not want to be named as she has an American manager.

"A lot of the people I work with think this way. We spoke about it just the other day," she said.

Commentators noted the victims of the hurricane were overwhelmingly African Americans, too poor to flee the region as the hurricane loomed unlike some of their white neighbors.

New Orleans ranks fifth in the United States in terms of African American population and 67 percent of the city's residents are black.

"In one of the poorest states in the country, where black people earn half as much as white people, this has taken on a racial dimension," said a report in Britain's Guardian daily.

Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, in a veiled criticism of U.S. political thought, said the disaster showed the need for a strong state that could help poor people.

"You see in this example that even in the 21st century you need the state, a good functioning state, and I hope that for all these people, these poor people, that the Americans will do their best," he told reporters at a European Union meeting in Newport, Wales.

David Fordham, 33, a hospital anesthetist speaking at a London underground rail station, said he had spent time in America and was not surprised the country had struggled to cope.

"Maybe they just thought they could sit it out and everything would be okay," he said.

"It's unbelievable though -- the TV images -- and your heart goes out to them."

(With reporting by Reuters bureaux around the world)
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Dear National Mail-It Corporate Partner,

I’m contacting you on behalf of the state of Louisiana. I’ve never made a plea for money before, however the magnitude of this catastrophic event staggers the imagination. Our churches along with LSU’s gymnasium and our Hirsch Coliseum is filled to capacity, and our hotels as well. There are so many desperate people, we are asking for your help in ministering to their needs.

NMI is giving substantial donations to feed and shelter these refugees, as well as giving paid leave time for our employees who wish to become volunteers. Hundreds of people need to be fed in our area. We are asking our corporate partners to join us in this endeavor.

We are taking donations for Abundant Life church to help feed and care for these evacuees. Any and all gifts will be tax deductible and every penny will be spent at food banks, which will increase the buying power ten times. No administrative fees will be taken out. If you wish to send a check send it to NMI, made out to Abundant Life Church. If you want to give by credit card, you can do it through NMI, and you will receive a non-profit receipt sent by Abundant Life.

This tragic event is of biblical proportions. We have gotten word that the death toll is over 4,000 in St. Bernard Parrish, which is where the hurricane first touched down in Grand Isle. That’s not even New Orleans. We should all give as if it were our own families who were in need.

Thank you for your consideration of this request. If you have any questions, please call me on my cell phone, 318-470-1403.

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This letter is from one of our vendors we work with in LA, he says 4,000 are est. to be dead in Bernard Parrish alone...how awful.
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Through this all, I keep remembering 9/11. The convoys of volunteers are relief supplies started rolling toward NYC within twelve hours from all over the U.S.

Where are the civilian volunteers? Where are the trucks full of water and food supplied by regular citizens determined to help? Why are we waiting for the National Guard, A.C.E., President, etc., to do all the work?

Where is America?

What is it that's holding people back? The President saying that this is the time to donate money? Since when do we listen to the President (especially this President?)

Where is America?
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That's unreal. I can't believe this is really happening
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I just heard a 12-minute interview that the mayor of NOLA just did on radio...he tears into the feds for their lack of support, he's enraged, cursing and swearing (not something expected of a politician), and then relating with such passion some of the horrible scenes going on in the city. At the end there's a long, 30-second total silence, and you wonder what the hell is going on...until you realize that both the mayor and the interviewer are in tears. It's heartbreaking.

I was speechless, stunned for a good 5 minutes after hearing it.

Transcript is here: http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/02/nag...ipt/index.html

And the sound clip itself is in the link at the start of the transcript.

It's hard to listen to.
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for mayor and interviewer.

I've not listened to that clip yet, but maybe later tonight I will. But just from the description alone...

I feel horrible for the mayor of New Orleans. Absolutely horrible. That poor man.

Also, is it just me, or does the constant news about this seem to be making this week feel a lot slower than it really is? It doesn't seem like this hurricane hit just a few days ago, it seems like it was much longer than that.

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