Sunday, September 04, 2005

With jeff parish letting residents back in,probable parish shut down landlines on purpose, to make more uncomfortable so returnees leave.


Anonymous claire said...

I head an interview with the President of the Jefferson Parish in which he stated - quite clearly - that it was FEMA! that shut down the landlines. FEMA also turned back several truckloads of water and food from Walmart which were headed into the area and diverted fuel supplies being brought into Jefferson Parish.

Heads should roll when this is all over. In fact, if it were up to me, some people would be facing firing squads.

What are your intentions? Are you set on staying put? Do you have the financial means to keep up your supplies of food, water, and fuel for your generator? How are you set for dog food?

I've ridden this storm out with you and you've been a priceless source of information, often breaking news before CNN or MSNBC.

What ever your plans, I wish you Godspeed.

11:46 PM, September 04, 2005  
Blogger jacek said...

when your landline is up you might want to check this article from wired,2904,68743,00.html?tw=wn_story_top5
or directly
= Katrina Information Map - This map is intended for the use of people affected by Hurricane Katrina who have or are trying to find information about the status of specific locations affected by the storm and its aftermath.

1:46 AM, September 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

claire, please don't believe that, although I am quite sure that is exactly what he had to say. This is no time for blame, but the who disorganized mess that resulted in so many deaths falls right on the "pres" of Jefferson county. He had NO plan whatsoever, no provisions for the people who fled to the stadium while litereally hundered of school busses and other means of transporations sat (now flooded) that could have saved countless lives. Even know, help is being held back waiting on him while he runs in circles blaming everyone but himself. Even as he was crying his eyes out in his bogus broadcast at the very start, FEMA and our troops were waiting for him to give word to let them go in to help an out of control situation that he caused. NY would probably still be in a state of rumble if someone like he was in "charge", as would MS along with us in Florida due to the many times we were hit. At least our govenor and mayors had us in a state of readiness. Although we did not like the plan of action at the time, leaving our homes, at least we knew ones with a lot more experience in these situations were in control. Right now, our troops are doing house to house searches, but if people don't want to leave (same as many of my neighbors did when we were hit) they can't do a thing until the almighty president of jefferson parrish tells them what to do. Our mayor told them we have to go, period, end of conversation. Now,time is being lost while they negotiate to convince people to leave, and than they will have to back track. How much easier to blame the government, after all they have the liberal press to to back them up! I am totally livid! It is a horrible experience to live through, but than to have a coward like the president of jefferson county cry his bogus tears over a situation he, and he alone created, is far too much! Thank you for reading through my opinion. I feel sure N.O. will return to the beautiful city it once was and it is heartwarming how many are wiling to open their homes and hearts to help.

6:40 AM, September 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that you may have power back in 3 to 4 days however, water and sewage will not be working properly.

- T's cousin

8:52 AM, September 05, 2005  
Blogger Jimiv said...

T. I am starting to worry about some of the respondents who do not have an idea about the dynamics of Metro New Orleans politics. There is a difference between Aaron Broussard and Ray Nagin. Anyhow Vacherie is becomming a temporary home for New Orleans refugees over the long term and it will be interesting out here. Franklin is full of people who rebuilt themselves after Andrew and now there is a flood of people who the first thing they did was stop at the welfare office. Good luck and send film.
PENSACOLA 2006!!!!

9:01 AM, September 05, 2005  
Blogger gingerivers said...

Here is information linking a number of resources, including an interactive map that can be added to.

Please pass this information on and thanks.

10:25 AM, September 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My wife and I have been trying to do our small part in helping out with donations to American REd Cross and North Shore Animal Rescue. It got us thinking...
I've followed your blog through the storm. Do you, or your family members need direct support in getting your lives back together? (I wish I could have airlifted a gallon of water, a gallon of gasoline and a box of shells to you last thursday.)

Please feel free to let us know.

I'll e-mail directly via SA as well.


10:40 AM, September 05, 2005  

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