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Hurricane Katrina Top News 2005 New Orleans Riverfront Explosions

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#1 Godeskian

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 05:51 AM

http://news.bbc.co.u...cas/4207202.stm

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The New Orleans riverfront has been hit by a series of massive blasts, and fires are raging in the area.
The cause and extent of possible damage is not yet clear. The news comes as troops were sent to quell lawlessness in the city, where desperation grows.

How much more can the big Easy take? 20,000 people at the convention center sleeping amongst human filth and the dead. Corpses floating by houses, sewage infected water, rioting, looting, raping, pillaging.

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Call it biblical. Call it apocalyptic. Whatever you want to call it, take your pick," one survivor said.

"There were bodies floating past my front door. I've never seen anything like that," Robert Lewis said, near tears.

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#2 Spectacles

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 06:57 AM

The explosions are believed to have come from railway cars. Info about it (and about other horrors) are here:


http://www.cnn.com/2...pact/index.html
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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:00 AM

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Earlier, police officers told CNN that some of their fellow officers had simply stopped showing up for duty, cutting manpower by 20 percent or more in some precincts. Before Thursday night fell, police were stopping anyone they saw on the street and warning them that they were not safe from armed bands of young men who were attacking people and attempting to rape women.

Unlinked, but on another website I frequent, they mentioned that several cops have said that now that they've lost everything, they won't put their lives on the line against the armed thugs roaming the streets.

it's chilling the stories coming out of NO

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#4 FnlPrblm

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:06 AM

CNN just said that the explosions and fires are a result of a chemical fire.  They didn't say if it was a plant or from the railroad car.

Okay...SimCity was never this bad (unless you intentionally started doing these disasters to your city).  So who ever it is, they need to stop, turn off the game and go play with some fluffy bunnies.  Oh and please hit the reset button before you go.

Edited by FnlPrblm, 02 September 2005 - 07:11 AM.

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#5 FnlPrblm

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 07:33 AM

CNN Update^  The fire is at a railyard and there are no hazardous chemicals reported to be there.  (whew)
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"Such welcome and unwelcome things at once, 'Tis hard to reconcile." --- Macbeth IV.III.138-9


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#6 Anakam

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 10:06 AM

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No hazardous chemicals is about the only good thing happening, apparently.... at least with regard to the buildings.  

Yeesh.  :eek:
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