Tuesday, August 30, 2005

DEVASTATION FROM KATRINA

The story from CNN on the devastation and the mess left by Katrina, responsible for 68 deaths and mass flooding in New Orleans and also in Mississippi. Based on the TV coverage the other day it looked like Mississippi was getting hit the hardest. I was watching the TV newscasts from Mississippi yesterday, since the New Orleans stations had totally evacuated, and it really sounded bad in the southern part of the state. The coasts got hammered badly. In fact WLOX in Biloxi got flooded so it had to quit streaming its coverage.

New Orleans was spared a total catastrophe but as it stands now 80% of the city is flooded. The Superdome roof got ripped, and survivors are running out of food to eat. And word is that the flood waters are still rising so this is not over yet. Now I'm watching coverage of people getting rescued from WDSU-TV, whose news team is still broadcasting to the world out of WAPT-TV Channel 16 in Jackson, Mississippi at the moment.

Also got word that this B-list celebrity Katrina is planning a visit to Toronto, too. Big rainstorm tomorrow, says Harold Hosein on Citytv.

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