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Granted, I haven't been sitting in front of this computer for very long. I've only spent about 15 minutes looking at the major national news sites. But what the hell? "New Orleans Dodged a Bullet" and now everything's okay? Fuck New Orleans, they got off easy this time. The storm didn't hit New Orleans, it hit US and nobody CARES! I'm furious. I really am.

Gustav didn't flood Baton Rouge like Katrina did New Orleans. Gustav didn't provide enough pictures of people on rooftops and dramatic flood scenes. It was still the WORST STORM ever to hit my city, and no one cares. Food is only now becoming available. Some of the roads have been cleared. Hardly anyone has power. Our infrastructure looks like this. (I don't have a way to get my pictures out yet, and the pictures I've taken are just from my neighborhood. These photos are not mine). This, taken from the website of my power company, shows what they're dealing with in the aftermath, here.

We ran out of oxygen in the hospitals. One our hospitals had to be completely evacuated when the roof collapsed. We're under a strictly enforced curfew. I'm tired and exhausted (and my entire family was very nearly killed Monday afternoon), but that's nothing on the people hit worse than me. And Ike is headed right for us.

I'm just disgusted. And angry. Fuck you, news industry. Fuck you.

Date: 2008-09-07 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] caerfree.livejournal.com
*hugs* I don't know what to say. The only reason I know it's bad is because of you. It really does seem like they're trying to gloss over it.

Please take care.

Date: 2008-09-10 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iesika.livejournal.com
*hug* Thanks for your concern. It really does mean a lot.

Date: 2008-09-08 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starherd.livejournal.com
HOLY FUCK. I EVEN FUCKING CHECKED AND THE ONLY THING THAT CAME UP WAS ABOUT HOW GUSTAV HIT A "NEARLY UNPOPULATED" AREA.

Just a wee bit angry. >: ( If I can find the article again, they're getting nastily worded feedback. Had to go through a lot of crap to even find that article - nobody saying anything that's not about New Orleans specifically.

...Is there anything we can do?

Date: 2008-09-10 03:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iesika.livejournal.com
Give blood if you can. We have a major shortage because they had to evacuate one hospital and another ran out of generator fuel for a while. That's the main thing.

I'm glad to know you were checking up on me. ^_^ Makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Thanks.

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