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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

Some discussion about Algiers' role in the rebuild, and residents' ability to return, seems to be starting up.

This is from the comments:

"I just listened to Jackie Clarkson on WWL radio (Sep 4th, 7:30pm CST) state that people from Algiers are NOT going to be allowed back and that Algiers may be going into Military lock down due to the fact that many authorities and agencies are basing out of Algiers.She also said, there was minimal roof damage, there is till running water and flushing toilets"

Jackie Clarkson also discussed Algiers at some length (relatively speaking), in this article (posted on the forum from NOLA.com)


  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger 400blockElmira said;

    state of Texas is offering food stamps for Louisiana residents
    2 months, no questions asked, just have ID

    they also are offering free gas
    and you can apply for unemployment over the phone
    pass this to anyone who may be stranded in Texas

  • At 10:39 PM, Blogger 400blockElmira said;

    help for the self employed or newly employed
    disaster employment insurance

    pass this along

  • At 11:15 PM, Blogger Heidi L. Rau, CD(DONA), ICCE-CPFE said;

    Here's a thought. If they only allow people with legitimate ID that shows their address is a 70114 or 70131 zip to come in, that would limit those who come into Algiers to ONLY Algiers residents.

  • At 11:59 PM, Blogger charleyh said;

    The fact is that Mayor Nagin is too busy and Jeff Parish officials don't care. Algiers is stuck in the middle. Jackie Clarkson is not representing her constinuancy in Algiers. Nor is Jeff Arnold. We should remember this at election time.

  • At 8:54 AM, Blogger Natasha said;


    I just googled for info about the Texas gas & food stamps and found that unfortunately this is an internet rumor that is not true.

  • At 9:13 AM, Blogger paternostery said;


    Email for the Texas UI questions desk. I have asked them for the links/numbers for LA folks, I'll post again if I hear anything.

  • At 9:40 AM, Blogger 400blockElmira said;

    natasha, shame on you

    this is no roumor
    I am in Houston.
    I have the info from the shelters.
    you should do more research.
    Texas food stamps/gas 800-500-4266

    stop posting speculation

  • At 12:07 PM, Blogger Natasha said;


    I have checked my sources. This comes directly from Texas Dept. of State Health & Services http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/dshstoday/bogusemail.shtm
    Bogus food stamps/gasoline e-mail

    An e-mail is being circulated that indicates that food stamps and free gasoline for Hurricane Katrina evacuees are available from or through the "Texas Department of Health and Human Services."

    The e-mail is bogus.

    However, hurricane evacuees wanting accurate information about food stamps availability may call the 2-1-1 information service or 1-888-312-4567.

    Some versions of the e-mail include the Web address for the former Texas Department of Health, now part of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    The food stamps program is administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

    Neither agency is supplying free gasoline.

    Last Updated September 1, 2005

    I understand that we are all very hurt, very worried and very upset about this situation. I have loved ones who are just as affected as you. I have been working as much as anyone to get accurate information and help to the people who need it. If the shelters are giving out the info it appears that they are giving out the wrong info- there is no free gas. People must go through the appropriate channels in Texas to find out about food stamps. Please do not attack me. This is the time we should all be working to support each other and should be treating each other with kindness and respect. I grew up in the Point. My mother still lives there; we are your neighbors.

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