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Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Digest Number 1248 - NO, Katrina aftermath...

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  • Teresa Almeida d'Eca
    Dear Andy, I had no idea you were a native of NO, much less that you had a daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren there. My thoughts and prayers are with you
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      Dear Andy,

      I had no idea you were a native of NO, much less that you had a daughter,
      son-in-law and grandchildren there. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
      at this heartbreaking time.

      Though I do not want to minimize their plight in any way - I cannot imagine
      what it feels like to lose everything and start anew -, I feel happy that
      they are among the fortunate (sounds ironical!) who have family they can
      rely on for shelter and assistance, which is not the case with so many
      thousands.

      "Their plant was blocks away from the Super Dome and they had literally tons
      of food they wanted to give to the relief effort that officials failed to
      use and subsequently spoiled." This is unbelievable!

      Thanks for all the news and link. I'll keep posted.

      Yesterday Michael showed us some photos he took of NO and there is still
      hope that that part has been spared, according to a CNN article today.
      http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/09/03/katrina.french.quarter/index.html

      I won't be at TI today due to family priorities.

      Warm hugs,

      Teresa


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Andrew Pincon" <pincon@...>
      To: <evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com>; <michaelc@...>;
      "Teresa Almeida d'Eca" <tmvaz@...>
      Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 3:23 AM
      Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Digest Number 1248



      Teresa, Michael and other Webheads

      As a native of New Orleans having spent half of my life there growing up in
      New Orleans antebellum Garden District I can tell you whatever news you get
      is not even 10% of what is happening.

      I have a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren who are now in the
      midst of relocating to Chicago as their lives are uprooted, not to mention
      various aunts, uncles and cousins. My son-in-law and daughter have to walk
      away from a large business, remove their children from schools and begin to
      plan a whole new life. My son-in-law's family is an old established New
      Orleans family with homes on St. Charles Ave. and a very large food
      distribution business that supplied all of the area super markets,
      restaurants and casinos into the Gulf Coast. Their plant was blocks away
      from the Super Dome and they had literally tons of food they wanted to give
      to the relief effort that officials failed to use and subsequently spoiled.

      The stories coming out of New Orleans even this evening show things are
      steadily degenerating. While some of those at the Super Dome have been
      evacuated there are scores (thousands) of people who no longer rely on the
      US Government to assist them and have taken matters into their own hands.
      George Bush's father lost his re-election to Bill Clinton partly because of
      FEMA's failure to respond to Hurricane Andrew in Florida. This Bush will go
      down in history as another failure for both Iraq lies and emergency
      responses to this US crisis.

      For those of you who are interest in how bad things really are, and for your
      students to learn some important lessons in current world history you can
      monitor events live and archived at this link and get the true story of
      what's going on the ground in New Orleans and the surrounding area:
      http://www.wwltv.com The link at the top of the page is the live streaming
      video reporting with other links to archives. This is the only true
      reporting that covers all the gory details, not CNN or BBC. This is Realty
      Central.

      Kindest regards
      Andy Pincon
      pincon@...
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