Blogging Hurricane Katrina

Filed as News on August 29, 2005 2:09 am

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Bloggers are reporting both from the scene and from a far on the developing situation as Huricane Katrina approaches New Orleans.

Storm Digest is blogging the storm and has some great coverage (via Steve Rubel)

Flickr has the latest user contributed photos.

Ernie the Attorney
is stuck.

Kaye’s got
a Hurricane Blog.

Jeff Masters at Weather Underground is blogging Katrina.

Rogers Cadenhead writes
that most bloggers have fled.

If you know of a blogger covering Katrina be sure to add it to the comments.

UPDATE: if you are looking for additional information on Hurricane Katrina the following posts may be of assistance:
Has the MSM gone to the blogs over Katrina? covers the mainstream news coverage

If you are seeking loved ones, or wish to appeal for details on missing people, please post in the comments at Hurricane Katrina missing persons appeal

Coverage from Donklephant here and here.

Further update: if you are interesting in suggesting a charity worthy of reader contributions across the Weblog Empire network please let a comment on this thread: Hurricane Katrina donation suggestions

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  1. By latashia posted on September 3, 2005 at 12:35 pm
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    to the anonymous coward that left the message these niggers are pissing me off. why could,nt they just die
    your judgement will be your demise. your soul will parish
    in this life eternally . god sits high and looks low you will
    reap what you sow. this life is not over for you .the cruel
    unsensitive statement that you endured to publish for
    the world to read will be the harvest of your families future . if you seek god you coward you would not
    have to be anonymous.

  2. By Dylan posted on September 3, 2005 at 2:38 pm
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    President bush has once again failed another test of effective leadership,and the casualities are the poor,elderly and most black americans of new orleans.
    For a nation that can send rockets into space,build sophisticated weapons,and cutting edge technology,what is the difficulty in sending aid to a flooded AMERICAN city? or not building stronger more up to date levee? it does’nt add up..This should be a wake-up call to the bush administration stop chasing problems in distant lands and fix our own backyard first.

  3. By Anonymous posted on September 3, 2005 at 3:00 pm
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    This tragedy has nothing to do with political, racial, economic, religious or personal persuasions. This is about 3 American Southern cities that now look like any 3rd world country after a disaster.

    We, as a country, always thought that this could never ever happen in the US of A. I guess now we either are acknowledging that we are no better than the rest of the world or, if we still think we are the best, then we must hold everyone of us, and especially our elected officials, accountable for allowing this event to happen. Remember, we were the ones who elected these officials into office. Perhaps in future elections we need to focus more on which candidate can move more quickly and decisively.

  4. By looking for people posted on September 3, 2005 at 5:39 pm
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    looking for elveria smith and maxwell keene please if found call home

  5. By THOMAS KERNS posted on September 3, 2005 at 9:35 pm
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  6. By carmen thompson posted on September 4, 2005 at 1:13 am
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    if there are any homeless family members who have family members being sent to el paso texas, to william beaumont hospital. my door is open to you. i have little money but we dont need money for this kind of generosity and love. please call, i hear they are bringing about 700 into el paso this weekend to william beaumont. i cant afford to fly you here but if you can get here, you have a place to sleep and eat and lay your mind at ease. and if they wont send you here, just give me their name and i will go see them for you, to cheer up their day. if you feel its an emergency please call 915-849-8004, on an emergency only or email me at [email protected]

    light love and joy

  7. By eddie posted on September 4, 2005 at 4:28 am
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    ive been going over all the permutations and logical conclusions in my head… all worst case scenarios seem tobe coming home, and all my conspiracy theories are passing the sniff test( what other stae in that southern arc has a dem governor…the mayor of n.o. is a lifelong republican who went dem just before he started to run etc.) but after total saturation my mind started to go further and further into rococo filigree, seemingly minor details… i was working in downtown manhattan during the 9/11 aftermath…i had a drug problem at the time… i had a hard time getting to work just to see if we were working, but even in the throes of unthinkable tragedy, druggies had to have their drugs…and sure enough, as difficult as it ws for me to finally ,legitimately get past army checkpoints, the sameold drug dealers were already there. the most startling thing ever didn’t put but a momentary speedbump in the drug trade, yeah, the drug lifestyle…what’s it like for a crackhead or a junkie in new orleans or biloxi RIGHT NOW…i mean, crackheads find crack before ashmatics find inhalers…diabetics find insulin…no kidding i’m totally expecing that the same kid is showing up on the same corner at the same time, even if its on a raft…cash on the barrelhead…which adds another, somehow bottom=line REALER dimension to the dynamic… i mean, NOW whats it really like on the ground…

  8. By oceola posted on September 4, 2005 at 6:51 pm
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    it’s punishment for Iraq & america’s other “adventures”

    i predict for america major earthquakes, similar violence & random murder like you see in NO, major race conflicts

  9. By Able Dagger posted on September 5, 2005 at 2:41 am
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    I see some of you have been caught up in the ZION media brainwashing.

    There is nothing “natural” about INTENTIONALLY breaking a LEVEE.

    Nothing is “predicatable” about INTENTIONALLY breaking a LEVEE to FLOOD a city.

    The Hurricane caused only superficial damage and minor flooding in the city.

    The major flooding was caused when a LEVEE was INTENTIONALLY rammed by grain barges which were piloted by MOSSAD and local SAYANIM sleeper agents.

    This one LEVEE break was deliberately broken after the hurricane passed and resulted in 80% of the flooding in the city. This is why the “response” was INTENTIONALLY delayed — few or no witnesses to the intentional LEVEE break.

    Why are they putting the names of the LOST people on sticky notes??? It sickened me when I saw that. They should have had hundreds of techs with computers entering the names in databases. Where has all the LOOTED homeland security billions gone??? It has paid for sticky notes apparently and has been LOOTED by zionist TRAITORS and cronies.

    The sudden use of “HOMELANDâ€? instead of “our countryâ€? or “our nationâ€? – is word warfare. Why are we not talking about protecting our country or our nation? I’ll tell you why. We are no longer to think of the USA as a sovereign nation – we are to think of ourselves as having a “homelandâ€? in the ZIONIST government. Not surprisingly, “HOMELAND SECURITY” is run by a dual US-ISRAELI citizen.

    A squad / commission should be immediately established to find the zion agents / traitors responsible for destroying the LEVEE. These types of squads for TRAITORS are commonly referred to as FIRING SQUADS.

    READ MY POST ABOVE.

    “no one censors speech they agree with”

  10. By Robert F Zahara posted on September 5, 2005 at 8:07 am
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    Hello All;
    I received this email from a friend of mine in Misssissippi. I hope that you can help. The following is the email:

    I tried to get this on the web site but am not sure it went, if it did not make it , would one of you please put it on our yahoo site, for me,, thanks

    Just in case your station outside of Mississippi is not giving you what you want to hear,, I have news from the local PEOPLE, not the news media,,, there has been looting in Hattiesburg, and some of the larger towns,,, the police have been over whelmed just trying to regulate traffic at the FEW gas stations open,,, so they are not paying much attention to the starving populations,,,, the smaller towns like mendenhall, Prentiss, Columbia, silver creek, kiln,, just to name a few,,,, have really pulled together,, but they lack Water to drink and cook with,, they lack Gasoline to run there generators, Food is abundant in the small towns as all of us put up canned goods every year, that is how us poor folks survive the low wages in MISSISSIPPI,,, but the US military is delivering MRE.s to the these people, they need water and gas, the GOVT is out of touch with most of the people in MISSISSIPPI and I can’t forget the VERY small towns in LA,,,, new orleans is on the news because the dumb ass news media thinks that is the only story… we also have a lot of hunters down here in the small towns, everyone also carries a gun down here,, we dont need the 82nd air borne down here is our small towns with shoot to kill orders,,, maybe in NO and on the coast but not in our small communities, we take care of our own stuff,,,, Just like you would in your small communities if they were hit like this,,, I know the worst damage was on the COAST, but the small towns lost everything, they are back in the late 1800′s,, no phone, no running water, no elect,, no TV,, and the batteries are running out on the radios,AAA and C batteries, some D cell,, phones are dying, the towers are down,,, this is just a few things, if you want to do something, pick up a case of water and send it to a small town in Mississippi or a SMALL town in LA,,, get your map out, pick a small town, look up the zip code at USPS.com and mail the water to the Police department in the small city with a note who you are or not, and just tell them it is from the Veterans of the 8-4 Artillery,,,, that will help more than any thing,, also baby formula, and diapers,,, soap, deodorant,, any small thing, remember the care packages we use to get it. do the same thing the USPS will deliver it to whom ever you send it to, send it to the Postmaster at that small town, believe me everyone comes to the Post office every day if they can,,,,, I just gave my generator to a person that my wife works with,, they have running water but no Elec… think about it , if everyone of you mail something to each little town,, the USPS has to deliver it, I know I work for the bastards that make us,,, I will help deliver it believe me,,,I love all of you guys, you do what your heart tells you to do,, there are a lot of Retired veterans down here also so I know they will be proud to get anything you send, one more thing pick out a town south of Hattiesburg, the rest of us is not fine but we can SURVIVE better than they can,, thanks bob Slater.

    Thank you for takeing the time to read this and can help.

    Robert R. Zahara

  11. By tellthetruth posted on September 5, 2005 at 11:40 am
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    The initial FAILURE of relief and rescue falls to the LOCAL and STATE officials!!! come on…it is so easy to blame the federal government…that is NOT where the blame lies! The mayor of N.O. and the govenor of LA were the ones that should have been responsible for taking care of their own!!! The mayor should have been onsight with a bullhorn organizing and calming HIS citizens at the superdome…he is the one that told them to congregate there. HE is the one that should have put on his creative thinking hat and organized with the resources at hand some type of order and plan for at least the BASIC of human services. There were plenty of able bodied men onsight that could have been organized into commandering supplies from the area…instead NOTHING good came from the state and local officials…they ALL sat around waiting for BIG BROTHER to show up and bail them all out. Blame the mayor and the govenor for not having an emergency plan…for not even having BOATS available…it’s their city and their citizens suffered because they HAD NO PLAN. It takes time to get federal help in motion…to get water and food and troops moving toward the area. I would say the 48 hours is NOT too long when we are talking about a civilian force, national guardsmen have regular jobs and families and it takes time to get to their armories, get supplies loaded and to the site. And not to place any blame on the vicitms, but many many able bodied people sat on an interstate overpass in the heat for two days doing NOTHING for themselves…they could have began walking toward civilization and finding help down the road…but unfortunately so many of them are poor and living off what the government gives them so they don’t even THINK to take care of themselves…it’s a mentality that can kill you..and as we saw here…it very nearly did…

    oh, and if you are still capable of thinking for yourself don’t be afraid to ask; did the levee break or was it broken? hard to contemplate, I know, but none of us should swallow everything we are fed…especially if you don’t know where it came from…

  12. By Concerned Citizen posted on September 5, 2005 at 2:58 pm
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    Get this site out to the word now! http://gulfcoast.photofreeway.com

    Why is everyone sitting on their buts with this? It needs more attention! All the blogs and message boards are pushing it hard but no media is,
    Why?

    It is a poto posting site for missing people. It has hundreds of listings…..

    There has been enough sitting around on this disaster its time to help every way possible!

    Thank You
    Concerned Citizen

  13. By Cee Cee posted on September 5, 2005 at 5:45 pm
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    If we can’t be prepared for a hurricane disaster that was given plenty of ‘Warning’ to have troops on hold, ready to respond the day after, than we are doom as a nation for home land security on terrorist.. People aren’t blind; This incident just showed the Whole World how ‘Weak’ we really are as far as being Prepared for anything, especially Terrorist attacks… Even though the troops are responding now , it is still chaos and lack of preparedness which continues to show the world and our enemies how we, the supposedly strong United States of America are so vulnerable and weaker than they thought. What a dangerous thing to show the world. The U.S. better wake up fast! God help us all.. P.S. Why has VP Cheney been silent? Where is he? What a disgrace! Gran

  14. By George W Bush posted on September 5, 2005 at 6:36 pm
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    WHO CARES ABOUT THIS HURRICANE NONSENSE LET US ALL JUST SIT DOWN AND HAVE A GOOD LAUGH WATCHING THE TONIGHT SHOW :-)

  15. By Able Dagger posted on September 5, 2005 at 9:06 pm
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    WHO BROKE THE LEVEE INTENTIONALLY ?

    Not surprisingly, the operation and maintenance of the LEVEE was under the authority of ZIONISTS (jewish gambling interests particularly — SAYANIM). RESEARCH IT TO GET ENLIGHTENED.

    A squad / commission should be immediately established to find the zion agents / traitors responsible for INTENTIONALLY breaking the LEVEE.

    A separate squad / commission should be established to find the ZION media whores and ancillary PERVERTED shills who are aiding and abetting the TRAITORS / MURDERERS via their propaganda / lies.

    These types of squads for TRAITORS are commonly referred to as FIRING SQUADS.

    READ MY POSTS ABOVE.

    “no one censors speech they agree with”

  16. By Robert F Zahara posted on September 6, 2005 at 2:53 pm
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    I know that a lot of us are pissed off at the way thing where handled. I am pissed off myself. As an ex-GI with many year in the Army, I know that thing could have gone much smoother and a lot quicker. There is no reason for any in this country to go hungry or with out water. I could go on about what the Army and out branches have and how easy it would have been to get it to the people. But that is could have been. Right now there are people that need owr help. Do What you can. I will be sending some things to the people om Mississippi. That is what my friend asked for and that is what I’ll do. There will be enough time to be pissed off letter.
    Robert F. Zahara

  17. By Anna posted on September 8, 2005 at 3:30 pm
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    I live in Houston, and as I watch, and hear from the locals how the quality of life here dissinagrates due to the victims of Katrina, and there are quite a few that plan to stay, I can only pray that they will rebuild, and give cash incentives for these people to go home as soon as possible, I pray for it every day. We do not want them to stay here, in the mean time, thank God I’m armed

  18. By Concerned Citizen posted on September 8, 2005 at 5:35 pm
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    Ha Ha Ha just because of people like you I hope they stay and I hope more get moved there… HA HA HA Anna or should I say bitch!

  19. By Able Dagger posted on September 9, 2005 at 6:44 pm
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    ALERT!!!

    In a sick twist of events — the revised track for Hurricane Ophelia is now on a direct course for Charleston, SC.

    For those of you new to these sick ZIONIST mind gamers — there was a nuclear terror drill in Charleston, SC just last month.

    A 4 star general involved in this drill was removed from his post. Relieving a 4 star general from duty is a very unusual event in our nations history.

    This is very early in WW3 — this early phase is a WAR FOR YOUR MINDS. Most people have clearly LOST IT already.

    READ MY POSTS ABOVE AND DO YOUR OWN FACT CHECKING — do not rely on the shills to think for you. IF YOU THINK YOU ARE THINKING FOR YOURSELF — THEN THINK AGAIN.

    Those who think this is going to far – have no idea of the heartless, gutless, ruthless psycho-warfare propagandists we should be fighting.

    RESEARCH THIS ON YOUR OWN — actually spend some time if you care.

  20. By john posted on September 15, 2005 at 12:34 pm
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    I never thought I’d see the day that someone could be even more of an idiot that Goroge Bush who missed his calling of being the coordinator of a drunken cowpie throwing contest, The Governor of Lousianna has to be the stupidest women on the face of the earth. Where is the class action lawsuit against her. She should resign and throw herself in prison. She was responsible for as many deaths and should be tried like a war criminal.

  21. By Kat posted on September 17, 2005 at 1:53 pm
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    I love to see the other blogs about Katrina – I think it’s so cathartic to read other’s experience. and share my own. Thanks.

    -kat

  22. By Duke posted on September 27, 2005 at 2:54 pm
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    Tom from TEXAS…You hit the nail on the head!! I’m from New Orleans and saw everything here unfolding as it happened. The ones to need the aid the most were the ones who have been receiving it all along. They were also the ones Looting, Killing, etc. A fence around the astrodome would be appropriate. Instead of getting in line like EVERYONE ELSE RICH OR POOR at the Red Cross Shelters or Fema Tents set up all over Baton Rouge, they were jumping off their busses (free ride to TX) and car jacking at the pumps!!

    Everyone who lost a home, whether rich or poor needed aid in the days following the hurricane. Its just that some of us made better choices than others as to how we would go about retreiving that aid and it had NOTHING to do with your status…just CHOICES!!!

    And for the person who told Tim that Tim was lucky the light found him and maybe it would find others….you got it ALL WRONG! The light did not find Tim and I’m guessing LUCK had nothing to do with it…I bet Tim found the light on his own by hard work and dedication.