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Hurricane Katrina Top News 2005 New Orleans Relief Convoy

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#1 emsparks

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:35 AM

CNN reports a relief convoy finally in sight of New Orleans convention center.

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#2 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:49 AM

Bout time. According to MSNBC it only took them 4 days, 5 hours and 38 minutes...and if they are just "in sight" of the convention center then the help still isn't there. Isn't amazing that this country can send aide to victims across the world in less time then it takes them to send aide to their own backyard?
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#3 emsparks

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 11:58 AM

Troops are now on scean... No comment...
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Posted 02 September 2005 - 12:59 PM

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Four days after Hurricane Katrina struck, the National Guard arrived in force Friday with food, water and weapons, churning through the floodwaters in a vast truck convoy with orders to retake the streets and bring relief to the suffering.

"The cavalry is and will continue to arrive," said one general.

Rolling through muddy water up to their axles, the trucks began arriving at the New Orleans Convention Center, where 15,000 to 20,000 hungry and desperate refugees had taken shelter many of them seething with anger so intense that the place appeared ready to erupt in violence at any moment.

Flatbed trucks carried huge crates, pallets and bags of relief supplies. Soldiers sat in the backs of open-top trucks, their rifles pointing skyward.

The military convoy was followed by dozens of air-conditioned tour buses, which broke off and went to the Louisiana Superdome, where thousands of storm refugees were massed outside, waiting to be evacuated, after suffering through the heat, the filth and the overpowering stench inside the stadium.

National Guardsmen carrying rifles and wearing camouflage gear also arrived outside the Superdome, walking in a long line past a vast crowd of bedraggled people fanning themselves miserably in the heat.

The soldiers' arrival-in-force came amid blistering criticism from the mayor and others who said the federal government had bungled the relief effort and let people die in the streets for lack of food, water or medicine.

On Thursday, at the Convention Center, corpses lay abandoned outside the building, and many storm refugees complained bitterly that they had been forsaken by the government. And at the Superdome, fights and fires broke out and storm victims battled for seats on the buses taking them to the Houston Astrodome.

this went up just 10 minutes ago through AP
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