Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Size of Britain

To give friends abroad an idea of the total area of devastation in the U.S. Gulf States, the damage covers an area the size of Britain.


Anonymous CarolineM said...

Yes, it's awful.

Don't know what came over me then but I nearly replied to pps or whatever his/her name is on your previous posting. Luckily sense prevailed.

I saw one 'looter' on the news last night being told - at gun point - to drop what he was carrying. He was carrying vegetables (although the news didn't pick this up). Although, obviously, I don't condone looting has it not occured to anyone that some of these people might be too poor to own a car/get transport out of there and are starving?

10:23 PM  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

Thank you. That kind of helps to explain why they're taking so long to airdrop food. Mind you, they could start with New Orleans itself. I'm a bit baffled that nothing appears to be happening. Maybe I'm wrong.

11:50 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

Mark, WE're all baffled by it. I haven't spoken to one person who truly understands it. If someone is on top of the roof of a house waving a white flag, why isn't (at least) water and food be dropped with a promise to pick them up later. It's bizarre. I don't understand it. I really don't. I am so very disturbed by it all.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

The thing we can't figure out is where are all the boats? I'd understand a helicopter shortage (watever the reason) but isn't that a COASTAL region? Can't you carry water in boats?

2:17 AM  

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