Thursday, September 01, 2005

posts from ground zero in New Orleans

The Interdictor is reporting firsthand on the situation in New Orleans with his blog at ground zero in New Orleans. Sample posts below. Truly horrifying stuff.

...National Guard shoving water off the backs of trucks. They're just pushing it off without stopping, people don't even know it's there at first -- they drop it on the side in debris, there's no sign or distribution point -- people are scared to go near it at first, because the drop points are guarded by troops or federal agents with assault rifles who don't let people come near them, which scares people off. It is a mess. When people actually get to the water, they are in such a rush to get it that one family left their small child behind and forget about him until Sig carried him back to the family...5. Lots of pics coming soon when Sig has time to update...It's raining now and I guess that's a relief from the heat. It's hot as hell down there in the sun. Crime is absolutely rampant: rapes, murders, rape-murder combinations...

tags: hurricane Katrina, disaster relief, humanitarian crisis, New Orleans, rescue