|09-01-2005, 08:53 AM||#1|
Hmmm, I'll mullet over
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Norman, OK
Blogger holds Fortified Position in Downtown New Orleans
Here is his posting, starting from just before the hurricane hit to now is pretty incredible. He has gone from joking about the storm to now defending the hotel against looters and vandals
|09-01-2005, 09:19 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2004
He might have stopped a looter or something and carrying them back to the store or something, but it does look bad. I'm sure there will be some flak over it and he will be questioned about it.
|09-01-2005, 09:39 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Monday, August 29th, 2005
11:26a When you look at the damage New Orleans sustained vs what we were told to expect, you're left with the impression that they will never be able to talk anyone into evacuating again....
Thursday, September 1st, 2005
12:11a You Want News?
New Orleans Police Department Status: The situation for the NOPD is critical. This is firsthand information I have from an NOPD officer we're giving shelter to. Their command and control infrastructure is shot. They have limited to no communication whatsoever. He didn't even know the city was under martial law until we told him! His precinct (5th Precinct) is under water! UNDER WATER -- every vehicle under water. They had to commander moving trucks like Ryder and UHaul to get around. The coroner's office is shut down so bodies are being covered in leaves at best or left where they lie at worst.
They don't even know their own rules of engagement. He says the force is impotent right now. They have no idea what's going on, no coordination, virtually no comms, etc. the National Guard is gonna air drop a radio system for them with 200 radios? They are getting very little direction.
The 3rd District bugged out to Baton Rouge because they flooded out.
His quote: "It's a zoo."
More first hand information direct from him shortly. He's trying to recover.
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