Hurricane Katrina

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BUSH IS the worst disaster to hit U.S. !

BUSH is THE worst disaster to hit U.S.

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
-President Bush, on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005,
six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina

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In the 48 hours before Hurricane Katrina hit, the White House received detailed warnings about the storm's likely impact,
including eerily prescient predictions of breached levees, massive flooding,
and major losses of life and property, documents show.

I took the photos below in mid August 2006. This is from the 9th ward

August 2006 Hurricne Katrina, whats changed ?

august 2006 Katrina storm damage

A DAY before Hurricane Katrina struck President George Bush and his Homeland Security chief,
Michael Chertoff, were warned in a special video briefing that the New Orleans levees
could be breached and if that happened, the consequences would be devastating.
Mr Bush was still on holiday at his ranch in Texas when he received the briefing
from Federal Emergency Management Authority officials. According to a video obtained by the associated Press,
he did not ask a single question during the briefing. Instead, he assured the officials that the federal government
was ready to move if Katrina caused a breach of the levees.

August 2006 Katrina Disaster photo

"I'm concerned about their [disaster teams] ability to respond to a catastrophe within a catastrophe,"
Mr Brown told Mr Bush and Mr Chertoff on the afternoon before Katrina made landfall.

What is not explained by the transcripts is what the White House actually did apart from express concern.
 Some observers point to the damning fact that Mr Chertoff,
just 12 hours before Katrina struck, went to Atlanta for a bird flu conference.

August 2006 9th ward storm damage

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chalmette boat on roof

"Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"

-House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees
from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston, Sept. 9, 2005

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veterans canalrescue katrina new orleans       veterans rescue katrina water to roof line near troop B police station

veterans boat rescue
this is a street near my home -veterans boat rescue katrina

"Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well."
-FEMA Director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005

veterans boat rescue katrina disaster New Orleans parish line vets bridge

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17th street levee New Orleans parish line with Jefferson rescue veterans canal Metairie

17th st levee rescue flood water
New Orleans parish line with Jefferson - Metairie - flood water rescue katrina

"Well, I think if you look at what actually happened, I remember on Tuesday morning picking up newspapers and I saw headlines,
'New Orleans Dodged the Bullet.' Because if you recall, the storm moved to the east
and then continued on and appeared to pass with considerable damage but nothing worse."
-Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff,
blaming media coverage for the government's failings, "Meet the Press," Sept. 4, 2005

17th street levee break water to roof

swamp cypress trees
swamp cypress trees katrina laplace area I-10
storm damage kenner
kenner storm_damage flooding hurricane katrina
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storm damage katrina aug 31 2005

pool in neighbors yard - what went wrong - example Mr. Bush - denied money for levee system

"What didn't go right?"
-President Bush,
as quoted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),
after she urged him to fire FEMA Director Michael Brown "because of all that went wrong,
of all that didn't go right" in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort

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sign post bent steel metairie

storm damage sav a center new orleans

storm no roof wind damage

New York media
 New York media katrina

New York media sat TV on the scene in 1 day, but FEMA took weeks!
New York media sat TV on the scene in 1 day, but FEMA took weeks!

MIB homeland security DHS
 MIB homeland security DHS

men in black
department of homeland security DHS FEMA - men in black

looter metairie
Harry Lee said he had equiped officers with special bullets to kill looter metairie

looter jefferson
looters jefferson veterans Harry Lee said he would shoot looters

"It's totally wiped out. ... It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground."
-George W. Bush,
turning to his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One , Aug. 31, 2005

wind damage
wind damage katrina

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katrina storm damage metairie

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katrina 17th st levee homes flood water
katrina 17th st levee homes flood water lakeview

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17th st canal flooded homes New Olreans La Levee

katrina 17th st levee homes flood lakeview
lakeview damage 17 st canal from metarie    another project to keep jefferson on the move !

helicopter airlift 17th st levee sandbags
helicopter sandbag airlift 17th st levee
gas gouging
gas gouging gonzales price

galleria damage roof metairie
emergency vehicles

emergency vehicles I-10 Laplace area westbound

AlterNet: Hurricane Katrina: Race, Lies and New Orleans

disaster photo metairie Hurricane Katrina Imagery

Daily Kos: Coming home - Katrina Blog Project, w/pics

condo damage katrina lake pontchatrain

"You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people,
almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black,
and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold."
-CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans' hurricane evacuees, Sept. 1, 2005

helicopter airlift 17th st canal
helicopter airlift 17th st canal

helicopter sandbag 17th st canal

 C-130 new orleans airport
 C-130 new orleans airport
building damage

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building damage interstate 10 storage

building damage katrina

FEMA boots reporters, then revises media policy
The Advocate's story reported that several trailer parks set up as relief housing following Hurricane Katrina have not been used. The problems occurred in Plaquemines Parish, where 242 new trailers sit empty, and in Lake End Trailer Park in St. Mary Parish with 183 vacant trailers.
During an interview earlier this month in a resident's Lake End trailer, a FEMA guard told a reporter, "You are not allowed to be here," and "Get out right now," the newspaper reported.
The guard also told the reporter that the resident was "not allowed" to have her business card.
Later in the same day, the guard interrupted a roadside interview between a reporter and another resident through a chain-link fence.
"These journalists are attempting to access public property, in broad daylight, and to speak with consenting residents of a trailer park paid for with federal tax dollars. We fail to see how such journalism is anything but the very sort of newsgathering for which the First Amendment was created," said SPJ's letter from President David E. Carlson and Charles Davis, Freedom of Information Committee co-chairman.

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blockbuster video veterans metairie La Hurricane Katrina Imagery

"We've got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we're going to save lives and stabilize the situation.
And then we're going to help these communities rebuild.
The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now --
that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before.
Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house --
there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch."
(Laughter) --George W. Bush, touring hurricane damage, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005

spillway police checkpoint katrina
spillway police checkpoint citizens not allowed back mandatory evacuation katrina
police blockade

airline airport police katrina

airport (airline hwy) La state police checkpoint Hurricane katrina

airport police checkpoint katrina spillway airline dr. hwy

Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps
Editor's Note: A little-known $385 million contract
for Halliburton subsidiary KBR to build detention facilities for "an
emergency influx of immigrants" is another step down the Bush
administration's road toward
martial law, the writer says.

seventeeth st levee break lakeview

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."
-President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005

17th st levee flood bucktown - Metairie
17th st levee flood katrina

Hurricane Katrina - Why help never arrived

bush on phone why response to FEMA didnt come

17th st when the levee breaks got no place to stay...

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17th st levee Metairie near veterans and west esplenade

Hurricane Katrina Imagery levee bucktown bridge katrina disaster
canal break flood waters
17th st canal bucktown katrina lakeview

Hurricane Katrina satellite Imagery

Source: Location: Time of collection: File Size: File Type:
Quickbird New Orleans, LA 09-March-2004 (Before) 4.43 MB JPG
Quickbird New Orleans, LA 31-Aug-2005 (After) 3.25 MB JPG
Quickbird US 90 Bridge-Biloxi, MS 31-Aug-2005 441 KB JPG
Quickbird Biloxi-Coast, MS 31-Aug-2005 682 KB JPG

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"I mean, you have people who don't heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings.
There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving."
-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sept. 6, 2005

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