Hurricane Katrina: Aftermath

  • Rest easy poor hurricane evacuees. According to Barbara Bush things are working out very well for you.
  • The best anti-looting sign ever.
  • Hurricane holdouts in the French Quarter have reportedly formed tribes for protection. I am expecting to see Master Blaster rolling down Bourbon Street with a chain saw any time now.
  • Three students from Duke pose as journalists, drive into New Orleans and evacuate seven people. Great quote: “We found it absolutely incredible that the authorities had no way to get there for four or five days, that they did not go in and help these people and we made it in a two wheel drive Hyundai.”

Is it just me or has the news has been quiet regarding the hurricane aftermath in Mississippi? Katrina did destroy the entire Mississippi coast, after all. Maybe the lack of news coverage is related to this: “They [The three Duke students] traveled through the Mississippi cities of Biloxi and Gulfport. They say they elected to keep going because it seemed like Mississippi authorities had things well in hand.”

On a related note: My coworker Matt is down in the gulf coast region rescuing people from the aftermath of the storm. Folks around here are loving the fact that he procured a pontoon boat from someone who works at our parent company in Little Rock.

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