Saturday, September 03, 2005

Update from Houston

Ceds called back. Some medical staff were attacked a convenience store near the Astrodome. Baylor has requested that the first-years not return to volunteer until there's a bit more oversight. At least the volunteers can leave. There's still not enough security for the refugees.

4 comments:

Ceds said...

Ok, so they're flat out telling us not to go again until they've decided it's safe enough--several female volunteers were accosted in the corridors of the Astrodome tonight (remember how I said the corridors were dark and sketchy?). If we can get a big enough group together to go (so we can walk around in threes I guess) we might go again this weekend, but people are getting scared...oh, and there are UT cops guarding our apartment complex (anticipating badness I presume...) expecting at least 10,000 more people this weekend, and they're going to try to take the kids to Six Flags supposedly. I can only imagine that this will get much worse before it gets better--people are frustrated, and that will understandably rapidly turn to anger. Send your prayers this way, and maybe some $$ to the Red Cross!

Kate said...

It is so completely and utterly screwed up. Where the hell is our government? Where is FEMA? Run by a loser with no experience, I guess it should be no surprise. What a mess.

Take care, Ceds. It was so good to see you yesterday, Lenora. I've missed you!!

Regina said...

Lenora, are you in town? Welcome back, for a little while anyway. You've been doing a great job commenting on the N.O. crisis, much better than I.

Ceds said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050904/ap_on_he_me/katrina_health_1

check this out--so frustrating