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    Just a short note to any TCers down in the affected areas, I'm praying for you and hoping for the best.

    For anyone that can afford it, Red Cross is certainly going to need support. Here is their number to make a donation if you can :

    1-800-435-7669

    EDIT: Here is the website link to donate: Reach Out To Hurricane Katrina Victims
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    from new orleans here. stuck in motel, no internet excet for my treo ( grabbed it first when fleeing town!). sooo sad for my city. getting a little bored here though. don't know when we'l be allowed to return. anyone out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ido
    from new orleans here. stuck in motel, no internet excet for my treo ( grabbed it first when fleeing town!). sooo sad for my city. getting a little bored here though. don't know when we'l be allowed to return. anyone out there?

    what did you observe ??
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    Well not to add to your misery, but I'm hearing on CNN that maybe, MAYBE, Friday at the earliest.

    From the pictures I'm getting from FOX, CNN, and MSNBC, this will take months, if not years. I think it will turn out better than expected as far as loss of life, but property damage.. is easily in the billions!

    God bless...Thoughts and prayers.

    Anyone who gave to the Tsunami relief effort, or to LIVE aid, or to FARM aid, or even if you didn't, GIVE NOW!

    There are many. One start:

    REDCROSS.ORG

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    Quote Originally Posted by ido
    from new orleans here. stuck in motel, no internet excet for my treo ( grabbed it first when fleeing town!). sooo sad for my city. getting a little bored here though. don't know when we'l be allowed to return. anyone out there?
    Can we assume that at least you made it out and that you're safe and in an area that maybe still has power? We know you have cell service at least.

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    Actually, I wonder if his treo even still has battery?

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    I live in South MS...or LIVED there. My house is prolly blown away or flooded out.

    I'm in Jackson, MS right now...and the power just came back on here maybe 2 hours ago. I'm surprised it even went off last night...Jackson's 150 mi. away from the beach - CRAZY!!

    Now I could finally charge my laptop back up and use some bluetooth DUN to get some news since the cable's still off.

    I just don't know what to think since I can't see any pictures of my neighborhood/area and I can't communicate with my friends/family who stayed.
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    You and TLSG currently have the same post count (1,373.) Be afraid....
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    Sorry to hear that bud.
    80% of New Orleans is severly flooded mostly to rooftops. Some of their levees broke and water is still pouring in. Not sure about Gulfport on the flooding, but it got hit harder than N.O. so it can't be good.

    This be-atch was as big on radar as the state of TX. Looting has begun, but from what I'm seeing, it's mostly on stores and places for basic staples of life.
    Many fires, which crews can't get to. National Guard called in from several states.
    Although it is reported that pawn shops and other places have been looted of guns.
    This not a place you want to go back to right now even if you can.

    Thank your spiritual guide, your safe. I hope your family and friends are safe as well, and wish I had better news for you, but it is what it is. We're here for ya.
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    We need more Governors like this.

    HALEY BARBOUR, GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI: "I have instructed the Highway Patrol and the National Guard to treat looters ruthlessly. Looting will not be tolerated, period."
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    I agree.

    FWIW:
    I haven't seen any footage of looting for the sake of "hey I got a new TV," but more like "hey I got a case of toilet paper" or "Hey I found food."
    Hundreds of thousands stranded.

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    'Miles of the town are underwater'
    Posted 5:06 p.m. ET
    CNN's Gary Tuchman, Biloxi, Mississippi

    Gulfport is basically, at this time, closed off from the rest of the world. There's no cellular service, there's no phone service. There's really no way to communicate from there. That's why we had to leave Gulfport and take a drive. It was quite a trying 18-mile drive from Biloxi. It was like going in a covered wagon. Interstate 10, heading east from Gulfport to Biloxi, is covered with more refuse than you can ever imagine you've ever seen before. There are stoves, there are refrigerators, there are basketballs, there are sinks, there are toys, I mean, literally, the kitchen sink.

    In this town of Gulfport ... miles of the town are underwater.

    It's very devastating.


    http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/...log/index.html
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    State: More than 50 dead in Mississippi
    Governor describes 'catastrophic damage' along coast

    GULFPORT, Mississippi (CNN) -- Hurricane Katrina's strike on Mississippi killed at least 54 people Monday, 50 of them in one county, state officials said, and caused what Gov. Haley Barbour called "catastrophic damage" along the coast.

    The death toll was expected to rise in other states, as well. (Full story)

    According to Kelly Jakubic with the Harrison County Emergency Operations Center, an estimated 50 people have perished as a result of the storm, with 30 confirmed deaths at the the St. Charles apartment complex, near the beach in Biloxi.

    Separately, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in Jackson had confirmed four Katrina-related deaths, a spokeswoman said.

    According to Lee Stokes, the four other fatalities occurred in Warren, Leake, Pearl River and Hinds counties.

    Barbour said casino officials have been unable to assess damage along the coast because U.S. 90, the main road through Gulfport and Biloxi, remained submerged in places.

    "Between the wind and the storm surge, we know that we've had unprecedented damage on the coast, and we think there's a likelihood that the inland flooding will also produce major damage," he told reporters at a Monday news conference.

    Barbour urged Mississippians not to try to travel. Most roads south of Interstate 20 -- which stretches from Meridian west to Vicksburg -- are either closed or impassable at points, and emergency crews are unable to access many areas, he said.

    "You don't have any business driving anyway, unless it's an emergency," he said.

    Nic Lott, another Emergency Management Agency spokesman, said parts of Interstate 59 were closed. "We're just urging people to stay in their homes," he said.

    Some people no longer had homes to go to. "All I found that belonged to me was a shoe," said Suzanne Rodgers, who said her two-story brick building overlooking Ocean Springs beach near Biloxi was completely swept away.

    More than 500 National Guard troops were en route to join 175 other troops already there to provide security and help with rescue operations, he said.

    Search-and-rescue missions were under way in the coastal counties of Jackson, Harrison and Hancock Monday evening, Stokes said.

    "There's just no phone lines. We're using satellite communications," she said. "Cell towers are gone a lot, and lines are jammed statewide on regular lines."

    At least 200,000 power customers in Mississippi were without electricity, and rural electric cooperatives were reporting "massive" damage.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/...ppi/index.html
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    I know it may not mean much to anyone else, but I thank My God that my brother just moved here to St. Louis from New Orleans about a month ago. He is really troubled right now though because many of his friends that he has there, he is not able to get a hold of. It's hard for him to have to go through this because when we both had to go through Hurrican Hugo in 1989 when it hit Charleston, SC. Our house was devastated, we were without power for over a month, the city was in ruins...it was horrible. I think this is just a terrible reminder for him of that time.
    My family and I will continue to pray for all those affected. And TLSG...you can bet your sweet a$$ we'll be sending relief funds to the Red Cross. I've got almost 2 1/2 weeks to use for vacation...if it weren't for the fact that my wife was due with our 2nd child in 2 days, I would go down there and give my labor as help as well. I know what those people are going through, and it makes it so much easier when others are there to help you.
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    I truly hope as many of TC members will give anything we can to the Red Cross or other organizations for the relief efforts in NO and Miss. I mention Red Cross, because I know the money will get to them quickly and it is so easy to with a credit card online at www.redcross.org . There is also a list of charitable organizations and an area to volunteer at www.fema.com.
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    is there anyone who would like to donate to the people who suffered in Hurricane Katrina,i dont know maybe us treocentral people can help out a little bit.i was watching cnn tonight and almost cried.for some reason it lead me here to see if we could maybe donate and help out a few people.after watching i dont think ill be able to sleep tonight.can we all come together and help.every little bit helps.let me know what you guys and girls think,if this is a good idea tell me how we can get all the money together.i have paypal,but i understand im nobody so why would you send money to my paypal.well what can i say to make you trust me,i dont know im just coming from my heart thats all.maybe this is a bad idea tell me and ill think elsewhere.
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    I did that earlier today (thru Red Cross.) Now if only I could figure how to send canned foods and other things theose people could use right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLiveSoundGuy
    FWIW:
    I haven't seen any footage of looting for the sake of "hey I got a new TV," but more like "hey I got a case of toilet paper" or "Hey I found food."
    Here's one: "I got me some shoes!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    We need more Governors like this.

    HALEY BARBOUR, GOVERNOR OF MISSISSIPPI: "I have instructed the Highway Patrol and the National Guard to treat looters ruthlessly. Looting will not be tolerated, period."
    Heh...I heard some official...can't remember if it was the guvna or not...say that they preferred the looters to be shot, but not to death, before they were thrown in jail. Funny stuff...but not funny at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm
    Heh...I heard some official...can't remember if it was the guvna or not...say that they preferred the looters to be shot, but not to death, before they were thrown in jail. Funny stuff...but not funny at the same time.
    I have zero tolerance for people that do that. Taking advantage during a time of crisis....pretty low.

    I hope if you have family there, they made it out okay. Worry about the material things later.
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