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Friday, September 02, 2005

The CCC Exodus

For those of you who have been so worried about what would happen when the thousands of refugees who were directed across the CCC came off into Algiers - I was just told that Sheriff Lee set up barricades at the exits. They were not allowed off the expressway, both for their own safety (side streets flooded), and because there was no help avaible for them if they got off.

Buses were coming to get them from the expressway. Just thought I'd let you know...


  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger 400blockElmira said;



  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger jocadari said;

    I've been following this blog over the week and feel so helpless. I wanted to send this to the 'powers that be' but my UK mail address prevented me. Do you mind if I just include it here? By all means scrub it out. I know I voice the sentiments of many, many people in the UK:

    I am praying that the the Federal Government of the USA and in particular its umbrella FEMA organisation will face up to the incredible short-comings of their response to the disaster which has unfolded before the eyes of the whole world.
    The only right response is not to shelter your disgraceful lack of responsibility, in terms of a pre-determined and coordinated, humanitarian response to such an inevitable catastrophe, but to now fully admit your total shortcomings and 'own up' to the citizens of N Orleans and the US that your behaviour this week has been reprehensible and inhumane - some may even call it a crime against humanity. Be aware that in 2005 the eys of the world are upon you and you can run from your responsibility but you cannot hide.

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