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Four years ago to this day, Red Cross was still unavailable. A communications trailer assisted with FEMA applications and free phone calls. Red Cross never answered. FEMA often was disconnected. The Red Cross website, said that Red Cross was available in New Orleans….
We all know that to be FALSE information. I won’t see Red Cross until after October 1st., 2005.
I was told October 20th, 2005 by a pharmacist while attempting to fill an RX for a “shampoo” in a different state that “Katrina is over.”
If you Twitter, try searching for #KatrinaMemories or #Katrina. There are a few interesting posts from #Katrina worth reading. Or here.
Unlike many who posted to #KatrinaMemories, I don’t blame former President Bush. I blame local, parish and state authorities and Mayor Nagin.
“I became a victim of my own resources.”
I cannot believe that there are those who will continue to make comparisons between Hurricane Katrina and other disasters…. the California ones were the first I had heard of a year or so back. Now?, it’s the flooding along the Red River.
The one thing that is common? Levees and misery.
“…As of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Boihem said 32,000 people in Tangipahoa Parish remained without power.
Just before midnight Wednesday, the area from Westin Avenue to East Thomas Street to Pine Street to South Morrison Boulevard to Club Deluxe to Southwest Railroad Avenue to Old Covington Avenue received power. Crews’ work on Wednesday meant all hotels in Hammond now have power.
Downtown Hammond remained dark Thursday…”
And from the emergency.louisiana.gov website Sept. 5, 2008
Evacuees with medical needs will be sent to shelters in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Monroe, Bossier City and Hammond.
However, they should first call one of the lines below to be certified by a nurse.
- New Orleans 1-866-280-2068
- Baton Rouge 1-800-349-1372
- Houma-Thibodaux 1-800-228-9409
- Lafayette 1-800-901-3210
- Lake Charles 1-866-280-2711
- Alexandria 1-800-841-5778
- Shreveport 1-800-841-5776
- Monroe 1-866-280-7287
- Mandeville 1-866-280-7724
“Washington Parish is getting back to normal after its brush with Hurricane Gustav. But as late as Thursday afternoon, Parish President Richard Ned Thomas was still storming.
He said the office of U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise informed him Wednesday that Washington, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes were “out of the loop” for federal assistance, which includes financial reimbursement.…” Full story here.