Obnoxious Droppings

A Former Sgt in the US Marines, US Army and Australian Federal Police - With an Attitude Problem - Looking at the Shits & Giggles of life from a Quasi-Conservative Point of View * * * WARNING! STRONG LANGUAGE FOLLOWS! * * *

05 September, 2005

The Silent Disaster

What do you know about the following towns:
Heron Bay
Gautier
Ansley
Lakeshore
Waveland
Empire
Nairn
Happy Jack

All of these communities are on or near the shore of the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana that have been destroyed by the hurricane. Haven't heard of them? No big surprise, since they aren't the Big Name places.

Even those places like Biloxi and Pascagoula are having real trouble getting food, water, power, fuel - and evacuees out. Why?

They're not New Orleans. And all eyes of the media have been focused there to the exclusion of almost everywhere else. The result of this has been that the vast amount of aid - every kind of aid - is going there and not to the other places in dire need of it.

I guess it might be up to us in the blogs to get more awareness of this out to the nation.

2 Comments:

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Joseph Stack said...

You are right. I went out to my home in Heron Bay and not one house in the entire community is still standing. My heart goes out to all the people who lost there homes. This was my vacation home but the majority of the people in this community are fishermen, crabers and shrimpers or retired people. This community will need help to rebuild. Le Frances is no more also. Joe Stack

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger jiri said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

 

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