Feel miserable watching the same people get displaced again. I found the news reports after Katrina harrowing, im not convinced that enough has been done to ensure that this Hurricane doesnt have the same horrific consequences.
We cannot imagine what they are going through especially so soon after Katrina. The NOLA pages report that many of the people are angry with the press being so intrusive in their misery. A lot of the money sent to help appears to have 'vanished' and work was never carried out. God help them all.
I'm worried about those who are left. Some of them are too old or unwilling to leave and after the scenes from the last time... The last funerals (of Katrina victims)were held at the weekend in NO and included the bodies of three babies who had never been identified.It is truly heartbreaking.
My friend sent a harrowing account of trying to get to the hospital (she broke her foot) and having to take a makeshift raft to get through the streets. There were the worst things possible in the water and when she got to the hospital she and her partner got maced by some cops.
She got to Baton Rouge eventually but because of the delay in getting medical treatment her foot has never been ok.
Not so good news now - Hurricane appears not to be weakening as it should - news reports are that the eye wall is regenerating. Some concerns were raised that it may stall. Next NOAA advisory they said 30-40 mins.