Monday, September 12, 2005

Katrina

Sept 1st 2005
AM

I turned the television on for the first time since watching “Prison Break”, and seen the devastation from Katrina for the first time. It’s massive. We have over 100,000 refugees in the US!! The city of New Orleans is totalled!!!
More than 80% of the city is under water. The city of Gulf Port, Mississippi is GONE!!
In that one county alone, over 100 people are dead. I saw a sign that said, “IHOP”(International House of Pancakes) that looked brand new………….but there wasn’t a standing building within hundreds of yards of the sign.

Eight oil refineries are unopenable, and fuel prices shot up over $3.00 per gallon. One oil drilling platform was pushed 65 miles, and come to rest against a bridge on shore.

The biggest tragedy is all the poor folks who were unable to even evacuate. Some are dead, all are homeless, some are missing, and some are still trapped on rooftops. I saw a family of six living in a car. Their house was gone. The car’s tire was flat, the four kids hadn’t eaten in 24 hours and the mother was seven months pregnant. That’s just one family’s plight out of tens of thousands.

This is absolutely worse than 9/11!! It is estimated to be 26 billion dollars worth of damage. There isn’t even an estimated death too yet.
Had this storm hit a place like Great Britain, there would BE NO GREAT BRITAIN.!! That is the scale of land mass that has been destroyed.

65,000 college students have lost their schools. One young lady lost three years of art work……..I know how that must feel. Felt really bad for her.

I heard a story where a family was in the attic of their house when the house split in two. The mother was swept away from the father and 2 kids, and she said, “take care of the kids,” and was never heard from again. She is presumed dead.

I’m sure there will be many more stories like this, just like the stories from the Tsunami. I won’t watch any more coverage of it. I’ve had enough of tragedy and death.

When a storm threatened Pensacola earlier this year and the national media reported on it, I saw how the place was still a mess from the year before. If a popular city like Pensocola hasn’t recovered much in a years time, I can only imagine how bad Pt. Charlotte and Punto Gorda is!! And, now those two little cities will be totally ignored in the aftermath of Katrina, because of the need to restore a vital part of the U.S. We are so weakened economically now that the impoverished in this country are going to see their lives fall apart. 26 billion dollars to rebuild has to come from the US taxpayers….and the funding for our war in Iraq is already draining our economy. One year from now, look at the US .. and it will be on the verge of falling apart.

The impoverished will live a completely different life in the US than those with money.
We spend so much money exploring space and invading countries that we have no business being in, and we ignore people starving to death in Africa.
What a waste!! Why are we studying Mars? We can’t even heal our own planet.

The world’s going to hell in a handbag.

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