Fats Domino found OK in New Orleans

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Fats Domino was among the thousands of New Orleans residents plucked from rising floodwaters, his daughter said Thursday.
Karen Domino White, who lives in New Jersey, identified her father in a picture taken Monday night by a New Orleans Times-Picayune photographer.
The photograph shows Domino — the singer behind the 1950s hits “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill” — being helped off a boat near his home in the city’s Lower 9th Ward.
CNN.com – Fats Domino found OK in New Orleans – Sep 1, 2005

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  • Hurricane Relief: too little too late
    Our government at work after 4 years of Homeland Security preparedness http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9162009/site/newsweek/
    Its time for our National Leadership to speak out regarding the lack of timely response on behalf of our Federal Govt in the South. Many thousands of American lives will be lost in the next few days alone if the situation in the south is not brought under control immediately. On Tuesday, our President was in California shaking hands, rather than taking command of the situiation in the Southern States, a situation, by all predictions on Sunday and Monday, could easily end up with the loss of tens of thousands of lives. Our President did not put National guard troops into action or mobilize Navy relief efforts until Wednesday, by the time those resources get into place, fully one week will have passed.
    Our Nation has had four years to prepare for such an event as Hurricane Katrina, and yet the response to the situation is woefully tardy, and woefully indequate. I call on all Americans to speak with one voice and demand the Federal Government triple the troops (30,000 is nowhere near enough) and resources sent to the area immediately. Minuites are precious, and our American brothers and sisters are dying needlessly of starvation and dehydration. Food and water should be being airdropped into unreachable areas, as we did in Afghanistan and Iraq, but they’re not. American Babies are dying in their mother’s arms while our government lumbers into action like a bedraggled herd of snails.
    “NEW ORLEANS – Thousands of desperate, stranded residents begged for help Thursday as conditions deteriorated here, with heavy rain compounding a tense situation that led to fights, fires and fears for the safety of emergency responders.
    Officials said thousands more National Guardsmen were being sent to the city, and Congress planned a special session Thursday night to approve emergency aid. But across the city, residents complained that aid was not arriving and a local official blamed the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    �This is a national disgrace,� said Terry Ebbert, head of New Orleans� emergency operations. �FEMA has been here three days, yet there is no command and control,� Ebbert said. �We can send massive amounts of aid to tsunami victims but we can�t bail out the city of New Orleans.”advertisement
    “We have got a mayor who has been pushing and asking but we�re not getting supplies.�
    He said the evacuation was almost entirely a Louisiana operation. �This is not a FEMA operation. I haven�t seen a single FEMA guy.�
    �This is a desperate SOS,� Mayor Ray Nagin said in a statement made available to CNN. �Right now we are out of resources at the convention center and don�t anticipate enough buses. Currently the convention center is unsanitary and unsafe and we are running out of supplies for 15,000 to 25,000 people.� “…
    As of Thursday there were only FOUR helicopters conducting search and rescue in the entire city of New Orleans, and those are being shot at. This is truly a National Disgrace of tragic porportions, and the situation needs to be adressed NOW, before thousands more die needlessly.
    The American people need to call Senators, Representatives, Governors, the White House, the Media, Celebrities, Clergy etc. and demand that someone speak out, and take action. We have spent billions in Homeland Security preparedness, have tremendous resources, and yet are government is dispersing aid with an eye dropper, while people die. Many thousands more will die in the next few days if action is not taken.
    Time to speak up America.