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    Glad to hear that people here are ok ............It is almost overwhelming to watch coverage of something we cannot even understand unless you are in it. Good Luck and Godspeed fellow Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EFD840
    "We've had widespread looting," he added.
    He said even the police and fire department had raided a grocery store for supplies as emergency teams worked triple shifts to hunt for survivors.
    "We're essentially looting ourselves but we're keeping track of it."
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    Regarding the "police looting"....I just got off the phone with an officer from a neighboring department whose son-in-law is an NOPD officer. He was on the street for two and a half days with no food himself. Yes, even the police officers were forced to raid grocery stores for water and food, as they are in many cases stranded themselves.

    KRG1401, I don't know about Moss Point....I know what's going on in some of the major communities but I haven't heard about that area.

    As for those of you who want to come down and help....good luck. We are only an hour away from New Orleans and I have been trying for a day and a half to offer our services. They're flying teams in from New Mexico and California while local departments are desperate to help. Granted, these are specialized USAR teams with advanced training needed for this operation, but we have manpower and we can be there in an hour.

    I have several firemen who are packed and ready to go, including their own boats. I have spent a great deal of today on the phone trying to find out where to send them. They put out a call yesterday for anyone with boats to bring 'em. My assistant chief and his brother got almost all the way to New Orleans, with boat, and were turned around at a roadblock. Every time I speak to someone who seems to know what's going on, they take down my information and say someone will call me shortly and I'm still waiting. It's very frustrating.

    Still no power at my house. I'm staying at my in-laws' house right now. The craziness is starting to spill over outside of New Orleans....just a couple of miles from here the sheriff's office stopped a U-Haul truck with about 10 people in the back. A few of them fell out and have been wandering the streets...I believe some of them were off their meds, if you know what I'm saying....

    If I get a chance to go down there at all, it will likely not be until Monday. One of our sister plants in Taft (Near New Orleans) is shut down with no power and the hydrant system down. We are sending equipment and manpower to relieve the crews who have been there since before the storm. I understand that about 40% of the employees of that plant have lost their homes in the storm.

    I will continue to keep you advised of how things are going down here. I don't know how much of this you are seeing on the national news, but it's on the local stations and radio pretty much 24/7, plus my plant is in constant contact with the State Police regarding the hazmat problems, so I'll share what information I can get.
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    Thanks DM.......................for goodness sake be safe !
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    Stay safe Dewayne.
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    First time poster - From overhere in Australia, all the best guys, stay safe.

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    [QUOTE=dmleblanc]Regarding the "police looting"....I just got off the phone with an officer from a neighboring department whose son-in-law is an NOPD officer. He was on the street for two and a half days with no food himself. Yes, even the police officers were forced to raid grocery stores for water and food, as they are in many cases stranded themselves.

    WOW - unbelievable...... What happened to helping each other? I totally understand "taking" food, but tv's? Looting is sensless and there is no way to justify it (except for food - eventually it goes bad so why not eat before it does). I hope the brothers in all services stay safe - I heard one report of an officer being shot near a walmart?? As a Canadian - I cant fathom the mass B.S. that is going on.....sensless!........Yet I bet eventually the looters themselves will need help.....and demandit!
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    Rant on Our county EOC director had everyone paged this tonight about 6:00 PM (read...after he went home) for volunteers to go to Gulfport. But he didn't offer ANY information to us about when how long or anything!
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    dmleblanc, Good luck in your endeavors to help out!

    Bostonjake1240, Any idea which way you'll be traveling to help them out?
    Perhaps I can help with open roads, supplies, whatever you need. From what I understand, there is no gas to be found between Jackson and the coast.
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    From up here in MA, I hope everyone is as safe as they can be. I saw on another thread that FEMA has set up a response plan, I hope it comes to fruition successfully...My app will hopefully have the chief's signature on it by tomorrow evening.
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krg1401
    dmleblanc - we have an employee in our department who has family in Pasq and Moss Point. Pasq has been in the news but nothing from Moss Point. Any info would be grealty appreciated!

    Moss Point Mississippi? If so I'll try to find out something.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc
    Every time I speak to someone who seems to know what's going on, they take down my information and say someone will call me shortly and I'm still waiting. It's very frustrating.
    I have a deep love for Louisiana and its people. However, Louisiana -- especially New Orleans -- can be an odd place to be on a good day. Things work differently there than they do anywhere else... So I can imagine that things are even a bigger Charlie Foxtrot during this crisis.

    As someone who went to college in Monroe and who has spent a lot of time in Jefferson, Orleans and Lafourche Parishes... I'm dying here in central Arkansas. I would love to get down there and do whatever I can. But I have no desire to add to the confusion.

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    I saw the front page article requesting firefighters' help down on the coast. Has anyone seen any discussion about having dispatchers sent down to assist the communications centers and/or helping get communications back up? Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtomek112
    I saw the front page article requesting firefighters' help down on the coast. Has anyone seen any discussion about having dispatchers sent down to assist the communications centers and/or helping get communications back up? Just curious.


    there is a phone number on the FEMA statement somewhere. Give them a call. also check the other "katrina aid" for a pdf file containing the MISSISSIPPI OEM number for volunteering

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtomek112
    I saw the front page article requesting firefighters' help down on the coast. Has anyone seen any discussion about having dispatchers sent down to assist the communications centers and/or helping get communications back up? Just curious.
    If you find anything out, could you send a PM? Our office has a few people interested, but were contacting our state EMA office to see whats appropriate...
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    By The Associated Press
    Major developments Wednesday in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:
    - New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says Hurricane Katrina probably
    killed thousands of people - an estimate that, if accurate, would
    make the storm the nation's deadliest natural disaster since at
    least the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
    - Bodies are starting to pile up at the morgue in Mississippi's
    Harrison County, with 40 corpses having been brought there already.
    Authorities have said the final death toll in the county will end
    up well above 100.
    - Health and Human Services Department declares a public health
    emergency, sends medical supplies, hospital beds and public health
    officers.
    - Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco asks the White House to send
    more people to help with evacuations and rescues, thereby freeing
    up National Guardsmen to stop out-of-control looters.
    - The New Orleans mayor calls the police force off
    search-and-rescue missions and orders them to stop looters instead.
    As the looting turned increasingly violent, police say a man
    fatally shot his sister in the head over a bag of ice in
    Hattiesburg, Miss.
    - An exodus from the Superdome began as the first of nearly
    25,000 refugees left the football stadium to be transported in a
    caravan of buses to the Astrodome in Houston, 350 miles away.
    - Pentagon mounts one of largest search-and-rescue operations in
    U.S. history, sending four Navy ships with drinking water and other
    emergency supplies. A hospital ship, search helicopters and elite
    SEAL water-rescue teams also are being sent.
    - American Red Cross workers from across the country converge on
    the devastated region in the agency's biggest-ever relief
    operation.
    - State officials and the Army Corps of Engineers said the water
    levels between the city and Lake Pontchartrain have equalized.
    Water has stopped rising in New Orleans, and even appeared to be
    falling, at least in some places.
    - The Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to use helicopters
    to drop 20,000-pound sandbags into a 500-foot gap in a failed
    floodwall.
    - Five offshore Louisiana oil rigs are reported missing and two
    more adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.
    - Gasoline prices surge above $3 a gallon in many parts of the
    country and shortages crop up in some areas as supply disruptions
    from Katrina widen.
    - In Washington, the Bush administration decides to release
    crude oil from federal petroleum reserves to help refiners whose
    supply was disrupted by Katrina. The announcement helped push oil
    prices lower.

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    How did Baton Rouge fare damage wise? Haven't heard too much about it...

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The evacuation of the Superdome was suspended
    Thursday because of growing lawlessness outside the arena, as
    National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured into New Orleans to
    help restore order across the increasingly desperate city.
    An additional 10,000 National Guard troops from across the
    country were ordered into the Gulf Coast to shore up security,
    rescue and relief operations. That brought the number of troops
    dedicated to the effort to more than 28,000, in what may be the
    biggest military response to a natural disaster in the United
    States.
    "The truth is, a terrible tragedy like this brings out the best
    in most people, brings out the worst in some people," said
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on NBC's "Today" show. "We're
    trying to deal with looters as ruthlessly as we can get our hands
    on them."
    The first of 500 busloads of people who were evacuated from the
    hot and stinking Louisiana Superdome arrived early Thursday at
    their new temporary home - another sports arena, the Houston
    Astrodome, 350 miles (560 kilometers) away.
    But the evacuation was abruptly suspended by the air ambulance
    service in charge of taking the sick and injured from the Superdome
    and by the military, which was overseeing the removal of the
    able-bodied.
    Richard Zeuschlag, chief of Acadian Ambulance, said shots were
    fired at a military helicopter, making it clear that it had become
    too dangerous for his pilots. And National Guard Lt. Col. Pete
    Schneider said the military suspended the ground evacuation because
    fires set outside the arena were preventing buses from getting
    close enough to pick people up.
    President George W. Bush urged a crackdown on the looting and
    other lawlessness that have spread through New Orleans.
    "I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking
    the law during an emergency such as this - whether it be looting,
    or price gouging at the gasoline pump, or taking advantage of
    charitable giving or insurance fraud," Bush said. "And I've made
    that clear to our attorney general. The citizens ought to be
    working together."

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    Default I am so frustrated

    I am a Detroit fire fighter, I am off work because I am waiting to got to Iraq to be a fire fighter there for a year. I leave for Iraq on September 19,2005. I am sitting at home looking at all the people who need to be rescued, and the fact that they don't have enough rescuers.I have treid contacting everyone one I know to see how I can go down there and help and no one will respond to me. I feel like the National fire academy or some one in the Federal government need to come up with a national data base, to contact emergency workers; or a data base or 800 number where emrgency workers can call to volunteer their serviecs. There is no worse feeling then watching what is go on , and knowing that you have the skills to help, and not being able to help. My name is Lawrence J Rucker, my home number is 313-345-3945 and my email address is ruckerljr@aol.com. If anyone knows of a way I can get down there to help please contact me. Have a blessed day. Lawrence

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruckerljr
    I am a Detroit fire fighter, I am off work because I am waiting to got to Iraq to be a fire fighter there for a year. I leave for Iraq on September 19,2005. I am sitting at home looking at all the people who need to be rescued, and the fact that they don't have enough rescuers.I have treid contacting everyone one I know to see how I can go down there and help and no one will respond to me. I feel like the National fire academy or some one in the Federal government need to come up with a national data base, to contact emergency workers; or a data base or 800 number where emrgency workers can call to volunteer their serviecs. There is no worse feeling then watching what is go on , and knowing that you have the skills to help, and not being able to help. My name is Lawrence J Rucker, my home number is 313-345-3945 and my email address is ruckerljr@aol.com. If anyone knows of a way I can get down there to help please contact me. Have a blessed day. Lawrence
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    their number has been very busy, give them time and keep trying. last night it took a few minutes to get through. and if your put on hold stay there. they wont forget about you. as of last night the gentleman i spoke to said he had alittle over a page of names to be called upon. he was very helpful and thanked me kindly for volunteering. He said to me that its likely due to my credentials. and i would probably be getting a phone call today. if not then when and if they need more volunteers.

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    THANKS to dmleblanc for the info and any help from arhaney will be greatly appreciated. As Ivan vets, we understand the lack of comms, but it still doesn't help the anticipation of waiting on word of family members. Thank You again!

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    God bless all our brother and sisters down there. The more I watch the coverage the more I feel hurt for these people. I only hope the bad eggs do not hurt the crew there to help them. Glad to hear a lot of people from here are do ok. Hopes prayers and best wises. Im still at a lose for words for the most part
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightnPBIArmor
    How did Baton Rouge fare damage wise? Haven't heard too much about it...
    Not too badly from what I understand. Some isolated power outages, trees down, that kind of thing, but I think nearly everyone has power again. The basketball arena at Louisiana State University has become the triage/evacuation point for the injured from New Orleans...helicoptors are arriving with the wounded at a rate of approx. one every 5 minutes, as well as many ground units.

    Many of the evacuees, now aware that they will not be allowed back into the New Orleans area, are gravitating toward Baton Rouge seeking accomodations. Mayor Kip Holden announced yesterday that it is estimated that the population of Baton Rouge will double over the next couple of weeks (that's right, I said double) For the time being, many area churches are offering lodging and food, and many evacuees are even being taken into private homes.

    New Orleans police officers are being pulled from rescue duties, now that more rescuers are reaching the area, to focus on the looters and other criminals now running amok. Hopefully they will get a handle on this situation soon, because it is affecting the rescue efforts. Haven't received reports of any actual rioting, although it's close to it. Potshots have been taken at evactuation helicoptors.

    Regarding the "police looting" I spoke of....last night I saw a reporter in a local Wal Mart questioning two female NOPD officer with a shopping cart full of stuff. I don't mean food stuff either, they were pretty much blatantly looting. When questioned they copped an attitude (no pun intended) saying they were "keeping an eye on the looters", including the reporter who questioned them. They basically told him to mind his own business. I'm sure this was an isolated case, but yes, it is happening.

    Still no luck getting my team out to help with the rescues....now I'm reading the announcement from FEMA and I'm wondering if any local responders will be allowed to go in without going through FEMA....My guys are willing and able to go in for a few days at a time, but I don't think any of them can commit to a month-long deployment...they do have jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJFFSA16
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The evacuation of the Superdome was suspended
    Thursday because of growing lawlessness outside the arena, as
    National Guardsmen in armored vehicles poured into New Orleans to
    help restore order across the increasingly desperate city.
    An additional 10,000 National Guard troops from across the
    country were ordered into the Gulf Coast to shore up security,
    rescue and relief operations. That brought the number of troops
    dedicated to the effort to more than 28,000, in what may be the
    biggest military response to a natural disaster in the United
    States.
    "The truth is, a terrible tragedy like this brings out the best
    in most people, brings out the worst in some people," said
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on NBC's "Today" show. "We're
    trying to deal with looters as ruthlessly as we can get our hands
    on them."
    The first of 500 busloads of people who were evacuated from the
    hot and stinking Louisiana Superdome arrived early Thursday at
    their new temporary home - another sports arena, the Houston
    Astrodome, 350 miles (560 kilometers) away.
    But the evacuation was abruptly suspended by the air ambulance
    service in charge of taking the sick and injured from the Superdome
    and by the military, which was overseeing the removal of the
    able-bodied.
    Richard Zeuschlag, chief of Acadian Ambulance, said shots were
    fired at a military helicopter
    , making it clear that it had become
    too dangerous for his pilots. And National Guard Lt. Col. Pete
    Schneider said the military suspended the ground evacuation because
    fires set outside the arena were preventing buses from getting
    close enough to pick people up.
    President George W. Bush urged a crackdown on the looting and
    other lawlessness that have spread through New Orleans.
    "I think there ought to be zero tolerance of people breaking
    the law during an emergency such as this - whether it be looting,
    or price gouging at the gasoline pump, or taking advantage of
    charitable giving or insurance fraud," Bush said. "And I've made
    that clear to our attorney general. The citizens ought to be
    working together."
    Now I have a few questions:

    Is it true that the State Constitution in Louisiana doesn't allow for Martial Law?

    Why is it We've seen flooded cities and towns in similar if not worse shape and tornado damage first hand before and never saw widespread looting as we have here? TV's, Designer shoes, 14 pairs of Sean Jean jeans Microwaves, DVDs, Arms of all sorts, rifles, pistols, semi-autos??? Where the F%$& are they going to plug these electronic things into?

    Everyone can more or less understand food and provisions to survive on untill help arrives to evacuate you but consumer electronics, weapons and Bicycles?

    As for shooting at Military Helicopters...that is just as stupid as pointing a gun or look-alike at a police officer...you should be summarily shot on site...no questions asked.

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    New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com
    City of misery, guns & despair
    BY TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
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    Thursday, September 1st, 2005

    NEW ORLEANS - I went looking for the Big Easy yesterday. I found Dodge City instead. Looters ran wild, some desperate for food and water, others just taking advantage of a chance at free cigarettes and beer.
    In the Carrollton neighborhood, two armed men - self-appointed sheriffs in a white pickup - confronted them. Spotting thieves who had commandeered a forklift and smashed into a Rite Aid store, the two men fired above the looters' heads and ran them off.
    A man emerged pulling a little wagon stacked with Pampers, food, water and soda. He screamed at the men with the guns.

    "Who are y'all? Who are you to stop us?"

    "I'm an American citizen," was the reply. "Take your food and go."

    "I need these things," the looter told me. "I can't afford to get out of here. But I have to feed my family.

    "Look at what I have," he said. "These aren't luxuries."

    Not far away, at Cooter Brown's Bar & Grill, the weary owner stood sentry with a pal to keep the looters at bay. He had a .357 magnum, a 9-mm. handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun and no hesitation about using any of them.

    "The cops are busy as it is. If more citizens took security and matters into their own hands, we won't be in this situation," said owner Art DePodesta, 30, as he warily scanned the street.

    We drove on through flooded and ravaged streets, where large groups of people walked in knee-high water, some carrying their only remaining possessions above their heads. All around New Orleans there were people walking the streets - some with a destination, others with nowhere to go.

    I began my day about 6 a.m. in the parking lot of a Waffle House in Baton Rouge, La. Daily News photographer Mike Appleton and I had slept in the car. There isn't a hotel room to be found from Texas to Arkansas.

    We gassed up the SUV, fueled ourselves with coffee and headed for New Orleans. Police at a checkpoint turned us back - no media allowed, they said - so we pulled out the map, figured out some back roads with help from the locals, and shadowed the mighty Mississippi on our way into town.

    When we first entered New Orleans, we found ourselves in neighborhoods that hadn't fared too badly. There was damage but not total destruction. Downed trees and power lines blocked some streets, but the water was mostly gone.

    As we drove on, we hit the neighborhoods that Katrina had left in ruins. Desperate people flagged us down and begged for rides - to the hospital, to search for loved ones, or, preferably, to get them out of town.

    Since we're living out of our car, it is jammed with our stuff and there's little room. We had to turn them down.

    But we were wary, too.

    The radio news had numerous reports of carjackings all over town. In a city where people are desperate to get out, wheels are a hot commodity. We wanted to keep moving.

    We made our way to the Superdome and found the most shocking scene I encountered in New Orleans. The giant stadium was opened up as a place of refuge from the storm.

    Yesterday, it was a pit of misery and despair for the tens of thousands crammed in there.

    "You don't want to come in here," a National Guardsman told us. "It's a war zone."

    He wasn't kidding.

    When we made our way inside, the first thing that hit me was the smell.

    Human waste.

    Body odor.

    Desperation.

    Fear.

    Thousands of children milled about. Thousands of elderly huddled in stadium seats. Everybody anxious. Everybody afraid.

    A group of men pried open a Coke machine and then fights broke out over the soda. A few Guardsmen moved in, locked and loaded. At the sight of the rifles, the fighting ended.

    "People are boiling over," another Guardsman said.

    The rumor mill was off the hook. Four rapes had occurred, people told me. A baby had died.

    Officials denied that any baby had died. But they dodged questions about rapes, saying they couldn't confirm or deny the reports.
    "We don't feel safe. I feel really scared. If my husband wasn't here, I don't know how I'd deal with it," said Robin White Morton, 45.

    "The conditions are deplorable. The bathrooms have backed up and people are very uncomfortable and agitated. We are waiting for any word where we'll be moved to next, and when," she said.

    The answer came as the day went on: A two-day bus convoy will ferry 25,000 refugees from here to the Astrodome in Houston.

    Down on the field, some boys tossed a football around. I enjoyed watching them play and I thought about how resilient kids are, how they always find a way to make the best of it.

    "I always thought I'd be playing football in this place, but not like this," a 12-year-old told me.

    He made me smile, and I realized it was the first time all day I'd done that.

    We left the Superdome and headed out of town. There's no cell phone service or Internet access, and we had to file our pictures and story.

    We left behind the City of New Orleans - home of Mardi Gras and one of the best party towns in the world.

    I can tell you this much: The party's over.

    God bless the few red blooded Americans who are willing to take a stand and fight these oportunistic savages who are destroying what little is left of their communities an city.

    I have no doubts the Founding Fathers are shaking their heads in shame and disapointment of what this country has become.

    FTM-PTB
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFRED
    Now I have a few questions:

    Is it true that the State Constitution in Louisiana doesn't allow for Martial Law?
    Martial law has already been declared. However, as of yet they have not gone in and enforced it.


    Why is it We've seen flooded cities and towns in similar if not worse shape and tornado damage first hand before and never saw widespread looting as we have here?
    Because this is New Orleans, and we have a lot more freaking brain-dead no-count idiot losers, per capita, than your average U.S. city.....

    Think about it....these are the folks that were told, in no uncertain terms, for two days prior to the storm that this is a big one, it is coming straight toward us, it will be bad, and evacuation is mandatory or you are likely to die! ....but they decided to stay. How much mental capacity ya think is going on there?
    Chief Dwayne LeBlanc
    Paincourtville Volunteer Fire Department
    Paincourtville, LA

    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream and I hope you don't find this too crazy is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
    C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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