From around the world.
From around the world.
(Some drawings are NSFW)
This is the first time I have heard of this.
Some freaky pictures of the mummies are here.
A nice collection of short stories.
One man’s gas price history.
I will be updating this thread through the day as I find links that are related to Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath.
Wikipedia’s entry on Hurricane Katrina is still the most comprehensive coverage on one page.
NOLA.com has been providing extensive coverage including pictures and stories submitted by residents including this letter about the Superdome:
The media has laid it all out for us: no plumbing,no power, and recent reports of criminal activity. From a family menmber I was told that a young girl had been assaulted and the death of a man from apparent suicide.
My sister said they did not eat Tuesday because all their rations and food supply
had run out.
The one thing she seemed distraught about was the lack of political presence.
They want to know that the very people who were elected by them care enough to be among them during this horrific ordeal. I was also asked to call the radio station to get the word to the officials about the dire straits the evacuees are in. They fear for their well being and safety of themselves and the children in their care.
Let the media in for all the world to see the situation as it really is. If the officials are ashamed then maybe they should be among their people at the Superdome.
Asked how his troops felt being in Iraq while their state was in such difficulty, Jones replied: “Well, we all know our primary mission is the federal one.”
“The secondary mission is to serve at the pleasure of the governor in disaster-relief and other missions,” said Jones, 44, who works for a company managing the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Louisiana National Guard troops left back home have been busy rescuing people from the deluge and bringing them to safety in their trucks.
In other Gulf states, more than 1,600 Mississippi National Guardsmen were activated to help with the recovery, and the Alabama Guard was planning to send two battalions to Mississippi, the hardest-hit area.
One of the Mississippi National Guard units, the 155th Armored Brigade, is attached to the II Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq.