September 3rd, 2005

Dreaming Demon

If They Knew Then . . .

I found a little set of web pages with good hurricane info
written by someone for the New Orleans area around 2003. Looks like
this person was pretty smart. Some of the links don't work. Here are
some of the working links:

Should I Stay or Should I Leave says in part, "The City of New Orleans and surrounding parishes have
devised evacuation plans in the event of a strike on this area by a major hurricane.

and should not be taken into consideration by anyone making serious, Life-or-Death

The Contra Flow Plan

Sheltering In-Place: Riding Out The Storm At Home says in part, "In the New Orleans area and surrounding parishes, the projected model for a
direct hit by a Category 3 hurricane predicts flooding of 20 to 30 feet deep. It is expected that Lake Pontchartrain
would be dumped into the bowl-shaped basin that forms this area by the counter-clockwise motion of the storm sweeping
the lake's water into the city and surrounding metropolitan areas below it. And flood waters could possibly sit
inside the levee system for months before they could be successfully drained. I think that's a good reason
to evacuate, if at all possible."
Kicking Ass

Boondogle Bush

A lot of people are saying that this was on purpose.

On purpose or not, the federal government made none of the routine preparations for this hurricane. There was no staging of supplies or water. There was no preparation and stocking of shelters. Three days *after* the incident Homeland Security's version of FEMA was still nowhere to be seen. The head of FEMA didn't even know about the people at the convention center! Before Bush, FEMA may not have been great, but they could get shelters set up and stocked. They never let people die of thirst. I've taken FEMA training; I know what was supposed to happen.

Then, a few days *after* the storm, Bush ambles in, and the first thing he does is relax restrictions on diesel emissions. Babies were dieing of thirst at the Superdome, and Mr. Right-to-Life Christian's first priority is protecting profits for his Republican oil cronies? Those profits are now blood money.

It's certain that a faster response was possible and that a faster response would have saved many lives. Bush's right-to-life cover is blown sky high.

First in Iraq and now in New Orleans, Boondoggle Bush has proven beyond a doubt that human lives mean nothing to him.
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Mission NOT Accomplished!

are still many people trapped, but Bush is pulling his Mission
Accomplished routine again in hopes that nobody will notice that some
of the corpses are less than 24 hours old. is posting people's calls for help. I guess in
hopes that someone can rescue them without getting shot
as a looter or by a looter.

=== examples from the site ===

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Subject: My Hurricane Story -- Family members still
trapped at Courthouse In Chalmette.

I received email from family members about my niece who
is a dispatcher for the St Bernard Sheriffs Deparment.
They have been trapped inside the Courthouse Building
on the third floor for 5 days now. No Food or water,
and bodies of co workers float around them. My niece
has a young son and husband that need her. Please send


Subject: My Hurricane Story -- SOS my aunt needs
someone to get her

Story: I am in Michigan but my Aunt (Lee Livermore) is
in a apartment in N.O.
She is a diabetic and cannot walk very well. She is at
1220 Spain St 3rd floor
Apartment 305.

She will die if no one gets her. I tried calling all
kind of emergency people but cannot get thrugh. please
help her. Her phone is still working


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