Treme area of New
Orleans, day of
Canal St the day after
7th Ward 6 Sept still no water pressure -- right: unknown.
& Vange Doyle walking on the street where they used to live in
Clermon, Mississippi (Tuesday 6 Sept 05).
Right: house hung out to dry in New Orleans.
(left) It's a police car. Was.
(right) East side of
Mississippi in New Orleans. Friday, 2 Sept -- let it burn itself
out said the firefighters.
If you don't have 3 pics across, pull the window wider.
Right: Gulf Port, MS.
Semitrialers here in this residential neighborhood, similar piles of
40-foot containers in the Port of New Orleans, Saturday, 10 Sept
(center). (right) Homes under water 10 Sept.
Biloxi, MS left, and Empire, LA right.
downtown 2Sept05. (center):
Downtown New Orleans, 31 Aug 05
2 days later after landfall.
helicopter, 8 Sept.
Downtown New Orleans, 2 Sept 05. Right: 31 Aug 05.
An apartment block burns in the GardenDistrictNewOrleans6Sept05.
Fire burns in looted store on Canal Street.
The Garden District is in the 6th Police District. In the initial
onslaught, when people were drowning in their homes and dying
from lack of medicine and food, two officers from the 6th put guns to
their heads and killed themselves. The force dropped from 1750 to
1200. No one knows if the missing are AWOL, injured, or
dead. The Chief sleeps in a car; 70% of the force is
homeless. The chief, Capt. Anthony Cannatella, wants you to
know that none of his 103 officers quit and his force did not cut and
run. Mr. Cannatella's boss, New Orleans Police Superintendent P.
Edwin Compass III, wants you to know that none of the 40 commanders has
left his post. You can visit Capt. Cannatella's force in the
riverfront Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot where they sleep on the
concrete or in cars,
scavenge for food, cook by fire, and wash their own
laundry. They are homeless.
Harbor Navigational Canal levee is topped and breeched.
Mayfield, Director of the National Hurricane Center said the head of
FEMA (then Michael Brown) and other top federal officials were briefed
as much as 32 hours before the storm's landfall that Hurricane
Katrina's storm surge was likely to overtop levees and cause
catastrophic flooding. "They knew that this one was different,"
Mayfield said on Monday, 5 Sept. "I don't think Mike Brown or anyone
else in FEMA could have any reason to have any problem with our calls.
... They were told ... We said the levees could be topped."
September 23, 2005, Friday morning
Levee Breach in New Orleans
The Industrial Canal levee was first overtopped by the storm surge
from Hurricane Rita, and now has been breached again. The
Industrial Canal connects Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River.
New Orleans was 90% drained, so this is a real setback. Amazingly, even
after all that people experienced and saw with Hurricane Katrina
flooding in this part of town, people are refusing to evacuate.
Governor Kathleen Blanco advised those refusing to leave to write their
social security numbers on their arms with permanent ink. This is
the sea surge ahead of landfall, which is expected tonight.
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