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Am I The Only One?

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Top Little Too Late

My deep sadness about the suffering in New Orleans is turning into bewildered anger.

It was announced over 24 hours ago that refugees would be moved from the Superdome to the Astrodome. Since that time, very little has happened -- the first busses are on the way to Houston, but there are still a huge number of people trapped in the floodwaters.

The potable water supply is getting desperate, and people are starting to die while waiting. What happened to FEMA's promise of 500 busses? What about the helicopters? Why can't we airlift pallets of water bottles to those in need? It's about water, medicine, and getting people the heck out of dodge.

Nothing seems to be moving fast enough.

UPDATE: For heaven's sakes, what about the hospitals? Shouldn't they have been the first places evacuated? The military has helicopters, surrounding cities have helicopters... heck, even news helicopters have been pressed into service before.

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