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Hurricane Katrina
Posted 7/14/07
As most of us here, atleast the ones in America that are crunchy rollers, we've heard of the devistation of Hurricane Katrina two years ago when it hit. Houses were underwater, a lot of them where mudded in, or taken off to sea, completely destroyed. It's been two years ago, does anyone know of the damage now?

I went down to Pass Christian, Mississippi with my youth group. I had no idea before I heard of the trip that it was even hit by Hurricane Katrina that badly. It's been two full years, and green is finally starting to grow, some birds are coming back, but a lot of people still don't have houses. A lot of the houses were taken off to the sea, and people have been living in a tiny thema trailer with their family for two years with no sign of hope. There is hope, vollunteers, like my youth group, have been going down to Pass Christian and New Orleans to help rebuild. My group visited New Orleans for a day, and passing by the neighborhoods they were even more terrible. Most the houses in Pass Christian were taken off to sea, so you didn't see much of the damage, just plots with stakes that houses were on, a fireplace here, a staircase leading to nothing, things in the trees, but in New Orleans a lot of houses are still there. It was a devestating impact to drive by. My houses were already so small, and demolished by Katrina. They gutted out the houses and everything, but the houses are terrible. A lot of people write things on the walls saying, "Do not bulldoze," and, "I'm going to rebuild this house." You can still see the search teams' X's written on each house. It was terrible, and made me mad. I got a headache from it all. I never knew. A lot of us didn't. Why? How come? Why isn't America being told about this. Maybe if more knew, more would come down and help. There are still trucks flipped over in New Orleans, people in Pass Christian that can't move out of their Thema trailers and afford to rebuild a new house, there are still people that need to be helped that survived Hurricane Katrina. 1,600 in New Orleans died from Katrina, I don't know how many in Pass Christian. The towns were flooded with water reaching heights of 42 ft. It was such a amazing week to be able to help. I was just wondering, does anyone else know how bad the places affected by Hurricane Katrina still are? Or are most of you not clued in? Has anyone else went down to help out? I hate it, that I went through two years without knowing much at all about the after effects. I hate it, that most of us don't know about this kind of stuff.

Sorry if this has already been posted. I'm just looking for opinions, and expeirences.
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Posted 7/14/07
yeah it sucks... it was over two years ago.
they need to move where there is no hurricanes!
that plain and simple.
I don't mean to be rude, but damn katrina's been shoved down my damn throat.
Sure i feel bad for the people, that sucks, but SHUT UP ABOUT IT ALREADY!
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the us government is good in bringing "democracy"to other countries,but a flood in their own country is,well i better stop here.
anyway,its long ago,why not making a thread about catastrophies,that happen right now?
Posted 7/14/07
^It's still occuring. Sure the hurricane has stopped, but the effects are still terrible. That's why I made this thread. Does anyone have any idea how terrible it is down in towns like Pass Christian and New Orleans right now? I had no idea until I went down to help last week. I stopped hearing news about it shortly after the hurricane.
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I think we know, we're just to cheap and lazy to do something or don't know really how to help with so many scammers and bureaucracy involved

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Posted 7/14/07

lumiina wrote:

^It's still occuring. Sure the hurricane has stopped, but the effects are still terrible. That's why I made this thread. Does anyone have any idea how terrible it is down in towns like Pass Christian and New Orleans right now? I had no idea until I went down to help last week. I stopped hearing news about it shortly after the hurricane.


Yes i do, the bastards are still living in texas where they are taking the jobs from people becuase of "katrina sympathy" so move on


Edit to below: I agree with you as well.
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Posted 7/14/07

arano wrote:

the us government is good in bringing "democracy"to other countries,but a flood in their own country is,well i better stop here.
anyway,its long ago,why not making a thread about catastrophies,that happen right now?


Its kinda off-topic, but I just wanted to say how its HORRIBLE that we are trying to change other people's form of government. Every part of the world has created their own way of life, and have been living with that lifestyle ofr ages, and now we are coming along and changing everything that they have created? That is what I call madness, and it is unjust. The war we are fighting, along with our attepts of conferting Iraq's government is one of the most retarded wars we have ever been in, and I am completely aginst it.
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I agree with Dusterbayala. Yea its a tragedy, but hurricanes have been consistantly hitting that area for a really long time. If you don't want to have to deal with the threat and the consequences of a hurricane then move.
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*sigh* Katrina was bad but it brought out how the country can help each other.

Right now I don't know how bad it is in Katrina although I'm trying to get my church youth group to go help. I live very far away so it would take a lot of planning and money to go.

I write to a lot of Katrina victims although they haven't been back since it happend so I don't know exactly what it's like right now.
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^I also agree. Yes, I feel really bad when cities get hit by hurricanes, but lets get some common sense people. To reduce the risk of getting hit by a hurricane, what do you do? Live farther from the water! (Der der der.)
Posted 7/14/07
Hotsoup: A lot of people can't move, especially anymore. Their houses were wrecked, and there's no way they can sell them the way they are for a price that they can actually afford to move into another house with. They're living in trailers, what do you expect them to do? They're stuck now, some of them still paying off for the houses they had bought in good condition originally. They've never seen a hurricane like this one.

thething231: I agree, it did show that. Oh and, you guys will raise it somehow. I raised $1,100 to go, I live far away too. I raised double the amount needed, and gave the rest to the people there, so I hope you guys find a way to do the same ^-^. Good luck if it ever works out.
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@1337haxxor: most of the people who lived in New Orleans didn't have the most money in the world and couldn't afford to move. Do you hold it against someone who can't move? Most of them didn't have a choice if they lived there or not they just didn't have the money to move.

EDIT: hehe thanks ^-^ I almost live across country so let me see >.< dang math.....ok got it we have 30 people in my youth group who are not adults.....we live in AZ.....I'm sure we can get it our church does a lot of fund raisers
Posted 7/14/07

Hotsoup wrote:

I agree with Dusterbayala. Yea its a tragedy, but hurricanes have been consistantly hitting that area for a really long time. If you don't want to have to deal with the threat and the consequences of a hurricane then move.


I agree too to an certain extent. Some of those people cannot leave. Financially its hard. They cant just get up and move. Not to mention a lot of people are attached and dont want to leave family.
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^then you got tornados flying up your ass
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Posted 7/14/07

Hotsoup wrote:

I agree with Dusterbayala. Yea its a tragedy, but hurricanes have been consistantly hitting that area for a really long time. If you don't want to have to deal with the threat and the consequences of a hurricane then move.


yeah.. they should.. OR.. be better prepared.. come on.. we get stronger typhoons here in the pacific..

in the states--some buildings had generators IN the BASEMENT.. people here laughed at that when they heard it lol

the "victims" will just have to suck it up and put up with it for as long they have to or for as long they want to.

but i do feel for the people that already had it bad before there was 'katrina'

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