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Re: now it's really serious in New Orleans

  • From: Christopher Woodfield
  • Date: Thu Sep 01 13:15:55 2005

While I'm not in a position to do this myself, as much as I would like to, I'm wondering if any of the relief organizations that are mobilizing down there are in need of volunteer IT/networking clue and hands setting up C&C infrastructure and whatnot. If anyone knows who the appropriate folks to contact if you're in a position to help out, even if it's just over the long weekend, I would recommend posting here.


On Aug 31, 2005, at 1:38 AM, Andrew D Kirch wrote:

On Tue, 2005-08-30 at 18:07 -0700, Fred Heutte wrote:

In an running on WWL TV right now, Mayor Ray Nagin says that
a planned sandbag drop to stop the levee breach near pump #6
at the 17th St. Canal didn't happen and the pump has failed, so the
probability is that the "bowl will now be filled," meaning water will
flood the majority of the city including the Garden District, French
Quarter and CBD.  If unabated the water will go to the level of
Lake Pontchartrain, about 3 feet ASL, which means, for example,
9 feet of water on St Charles Street.

The mayor called the missed opportunity a "blunder" and said this
would unfold over the next 12-15 hours.

Now it's time to really worry.


While we're off topic, the Red Cross needs blood donations. It wont
keep networks up, but hopefully it will keep people in need alive. For
more information/ to locate the nearest Red Cross. Please visit for the location of the nearest blood drive.
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