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Some Good News From New Orleans

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Geronimo, Sep 5, 2005.

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  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    I am sure that someone will find a way to balme the mayor, the governor, or the bus drivers. But here is good news. The major breach in the leveee system is repaired and the process of removing water from the city has begun


    I hope that we can all join together in expressing appreciation to the COE, the Coast Guard, the Red Cross and all the recue workers.
  2. jonstad

    jonstad Hall Of Fame

    Jun 27, 2002
  3. Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    That's fantastic news. They got the levee fixed faster than I got my electricity turned on last year (twice). :lol:
  4. Geronimo

    Geronimo Native American Potentate DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    Well just one---the largest. But it is a start and I think we all need some good news.
  5. JM Anthony

    JM Anthony Child of the 60's DBSTalk Gold Club

    Nov 16, 2003
    Yep, definitely some good news. Thanks a sharing Chief. Was just looking at the evening news and they showed a few shots of the levees getting plugged and the water pumps back in operation. Definitely good to see.

  6. ntexasdude

    ntexasdude Hall Of Fame

    Jan 23, 2005
    We just got an email from one of our sales offices in Amite, LA, about 75 miles North of N.O. on I-55. They have got their powered restored and internet access back. They say the phone landlines and cell phones are hit and miss.

    Theirs homes were wind and water damaged. Hopefully they can send us some pics.
  7. RichW

    RichW Hall Of Fame/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 29, 2002
    We should also keep in mind that Mississippi was hard hit as well, with about 300 or more deaths estimated.
  8. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    Some of the language on the site linked in this post may be harsh, but these guys rode out the hurricane to keep their data center running in downtown New Orleans. Power is being restored to buildings in the central business district area (although last report these guys are still on generator). These guys have plenty of pictures of downtown New Orleans including a live webcam of the street corner.


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