Thursday, April 6, 2006

Katrina Debunked Part II

Katrina Debunked Part II

Popular Mechanics

March 2006

Mistakes by Top Disaster Officials

Management officials made it seem like there was no action;  but there was.

A. Response to Katrina was the largest and fastest rescue operation effort in U.S. history.

1. There were 100,000 emergency personnel within 3 days of the storm's arrival.

2. Dozens of National Guard and Coast Guard helicopters flew recue missions jsut 2 hours after Katrina hit.

3. Hoistless army helicpoters improved rescues; hovering on rooftops to pick up survivors.

What do we need next time?

1. Mobile command

Hardening Communication lines

we need a new $500,000 LDV communictions truck

with its' own antenna , satillite disk, mobile phones .


2.fresh water

There is athing called portable reverse- osmosis water filtration systems for 288,00 gallons of portable water

3. homing signals delivered by Thales 25 the smallest fully interoperable digital radios . It can also send GPS.

Okay. So what do you think about this research?

And do yuo think that Congress can get us these needed supplies before the new hurricane?

Please write down your thoughts.






monponsett said...

If you ever move to a beach, be sure to get on a hill.

readmereadyou said...

The people in the dome didn't get the water they needed. The Red Cross was stopped from getting to them. I watched almost 24/7 back then on live cable. They also knew on a Monday that the levies were caving but didn't evacuate the people in that dome and a few days later, that terrible flood. That's what bothers me the most.
Also, the people in Biloxi, Mississippi did not get enough help either.

As for your question, I do hope they do a better job next time. Too bad that there has to be a next time.

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sunnyside46 said...

there is also a great need to have shelters inland. People are so fond of saying,"why dont' you evacuate. they don't realize there is nowhere to go! this year with half the population in FEMA trailers, it will be ten times worse!

lurkynat said...

umm Angela... I saw some footage at the time too. The Congress committe was reviewing it. The Governor said that the levees were not that bad on the day that they caved.
I know  trainer form Red Cross who told me that the line of communication was not secure enough. That is why Popular Mechanics suggested taht vehicle next time. Many People do not focus or think about these two misfortunate events and they need to.