Monday, August 29, 2005

Katrina: Reports

Blow-by-blow (no pun intended) coverage via Jon Donley's weblog at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

Also reporting, National Geographic News.

Parts of Mobile, Alabama are under 10 feet of water.

Mississippi south of I-10 is flooded; damage is "unprecedented" throughout the state.

These are only a few of the preliminary reports and Katrina isn't done yet.

It's not as if we need its help or even want it, but it would have been a nice gesture. Just a statement of recognition of some sort would have been more than enough.

As soon as there's a disaster anywhere else in the world, good ol' Kofi Annan and the United Nations are jolly on the spot talking about the extent of the damage and how the global community must help.

Perhaps I'm being too harsh.

Kofi was busy today, in London, explaining why the United Nations needs a "ten-fold increase" in its Emergency Fund " to jumpstart relief operations and allow governments and aid agencies to deploy personnel faster."

Gag me.


Blogger Mark said...

That's because we're all rich American pigs.

What do people here in the US get? A disaster loan they have to pay back.

Makes one wonder, doesn't it???

8:29 AM  

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