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International Aid. Re: Katrina by Noell on 19 September 2005 9:42pm
One of my closest friends is evacuated here in Alabama right now, and she's very upset because none of her friends are returning to New Orleans. Many of her friends were Loyola Law students, and Loyola law is moving to Houston for the year. Others have already found new jobs in D.C., New York, and Chicago, so they won't be going back.
It's going to be interesting to see who ends up returning to N.O., and who doesn't.
One more thing by Noell on 19 September 2005 9:46pm
I have also gotten word that people in the Garden District (one of the oldest, wealthiest sections of New Orleans) have been living like kings there since the hurricane. There is no flooding in that area, and their power was turned back on within days. Many of the people who live there are using a local park as a helipad, and they're flying supplies in via private helicopter. I wish the news would cover more of the many people who never left the city...
The French Quarter Returns. by tucsonmike on 20 September 2005 3:13am
This was in yesterdays Arizona Daily Star. Some businesses are looted and even with insurance to replace inventory, there are no customers and electricity is intermittent.
Marriott decided to bring my niece back to New Orleans, they are going to reopen the hotel. She doesn't know when though. (She is working in the Boston Marriott Copley for now).


More Evacuees to Tucson? by tucsonmike on 20 September 2005 3:17am
This was also in the Daily Star. Houston is so overloaded, FEMA is looking to send more evacuees to Tucson.

It is true, many are just not going to return there. Some had little to go back to, and others are building new lives. The NBC News just had a story about the football team, the New Orleans Saints. They are playing in Giants Stadium in New Jersey, but the Saints are the home team...

International Aid. Re: Katrina by canaveralgumby on 20 September 2005 3:19am
I think it's kind of early to tell if native New Orleans residents will return or not.
Rita. by tucsonmike on 20 September 2005 3:43am
Is this the next thread?:-(
Returning Evacuees. by tucsonmike on 20 September 2005 3:44am
We'll just have to see. It is too early...
Re: Rita. by Ellerd on 20 September 2005 9:35am
The predicted path of Rita seems to indicate she'll be paying a visit to the Houston area in a couple of days. What cruel irony...
Re: Rita. by George on 20 September 2005 6:43pm
Here in Houston, no one is taking anything for granted. The coastal town of Galveston has already declared a "state of emergency" and I'm sure mass evacuations will begin to take place tomorrow. We still have about 1500 from Katrina, but they are supposed to be taken to Arkansas.

It will be tomorrow before we know just how strong it will be, but the water temperature in the Gulf is still hot. It doesn't have a very defined "eye" yet. The storm is moving quite fast, so it may not have time to become as big as Katrina.

I live about 60 miles from the coast. Our elevation roughly 50ft. here and it's totally flat, so there's nothing to break the wind. Our school is having an "emergency preparedness" meeting tomorrow afternoon.

I remain,

Your devoted reporter on the scene,

International Aid. Re: Katrina by canaveralgumby on 21 September 2005 3:19am

Good luck, my thoughts and prayers with you and Texas. Even though you unleashed GWB on us, I won't hold that against you. :^)
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