by Sandra L Hartsell
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is a brief overview of Katrina.
Mandatory evacuations were called. Many did not evacuate New Orleans though. People ignored the warnings. Levies broke. Day after day water filled the streets. People appeared out of the water. They walked to the Superdome. Some people died from no water of food. Women and children were raped in the Superdome. People sat on houses and held up signs that said, "Help us."
I was drawn to my knees that day, as I watched the people appear in the flooded streets. Convoy's of trucks, buses, and boats arrived on the 4th day, after the Hurricane hit.
A Policeman turned his gun on himself because, he felt helpless. There was rioting in the streets. Houses were demolished. Casinos' were picked up and moved across the streets.
Millions of dollars were lost daily from sinful Casinos'. Christian people helped with Bibles, prayer, food, water, and other supplies. The ACLU protested, when the Christians helped. It is hard to believe that less than 2000 people were killed. Many refugees were transported to other areas all over the U.S.A. to live.†
Copyrighted 2007 S.L.Hartsell
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|Reviewed by Lavendar Jazz
|Good writing on such a sore subject....Billions of dollars are spent on a war that is not our own and yet such a tragedy can happen on US soil...|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Katrina was so big, she peeked over my shoulder here in North Central Texas - used to live 60 miles north of N'Awlines - what she did to the entire Gulf Coast breaks my heart - have written numerous poems on how she was. This is powerfully penned, almost journalistic - like being an eyewitness to the horrors seen - very well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|What bothers me the most about Katrina is that they waited only a few days prior to evacuate all those people, and the poor/elderly/disabled didn't have a chance. That's why so many people died! TRAGIC; it did NOT have to happen!! Typical Louisiana beaurocratic policies! Shame!! Throw 'em ALL out of office and start all over!!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(