Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Update

  • in New Orleans the flooding is getting worse by the minute
  • Gov. Kathleen Blanco wants the city evacuated in two days as the water continues to rise
  • Maj. Gen. Don Riley of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the team that's working on stabilizing the two levees that broke, says it could take close to a month to get all the water out of the city
  • The Red Cross reported it had about 40,000 people in 200 shelters across the area by Tuesday night
  • The Navy has 4 ships bringing food and water to the flooded areas
  • Across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, more than 1 million residents remained without electricity, some without clean drinking water
  • In many places there are only cement slabs where homes once stood

Times like this have a way of putting your life in perspective. We are born, we die and we do a lot of little things inbetween thinking they mean anything when most of the time they get washed away with our lives. But occasionally you get the chance to do something that can make a difference. I donated this morning to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund and if you can spare some change maybe you can do the same, if you haven't already...

Links: Instapundit on flood relief, Bear's Katrina Relief Aggregator Page

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Edited 12:46 pm - Right after I posted this I came across a similar post at Free Money Finance. He actually offers to match reader contributions up to $500 which is really nice.


At 8/31/2005 1:37 PM, Anonymous NYC Money said...

I can't watch the news anymore, the pictures look terrible.


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