UPDATE: September 1st, 8:57 am CST
A website, Katrina Connections, has been put together to reunite victims of the disaster with their loved ones. Please visit there as well, but feel free to post in the comments section below or in the other post I reference right below this one.
UPDATE: August 31st, 6:14 pm CST
Click for the latest news about Hurricane Katrina survivors.
This is a webcam view of the storm that could sink the city.
And just in case you didn’t know it, they’re housing people in The Superdome.
There is an elevated paved deck that surrounds the Dome. It will most probably be above water but inaccessible until probably daylight Tuesday. Once the people can get out to the deck, they will still be trapped there because the city will be underwater. They will be an island. We have no idea how long it will take to remove the water from the city. I’ve seen estimates from 10 weeks to 10 months… yes months. *
There is a helipad (maybe 2) where choppers can land to drop potable water, food, tents and other supplies, but sanitation will be scarce to put it mildly. We really have no idea how long people will be there.
In theory they can be removed by boat… But how do you move 40,000+ people by boats that will be navigating their way thru a flooded city? And where do you put them?
And this is assuming the building has no structural problems.
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