Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Katrina II

Reports of tragedy filtering out of Galveston and Bolivar by Robert Ryland:

He's in a pretty high-up supervisory position for a refinery down on the coast.
His refinery has some equipment and lines in and around Galveston county, and before they were to bring them back on line he and his crew had to inspect the place for damage and potential hazards. So they were given permission....after a background check....to helicopter in and inspect, which meant coming in over Galveston.

I kid you not when I say that he told me they saw AT LEAST 1500 bodies in trees scattered about Galveston. They also saw a lot in various ditches and marshes, esp. on the north side of East Galv. Bay, east side of Trinity Bay, and in the marshes between I-45 and Seabrook/Clear Lake/Deer Park.


Sorghum Crow said...

They've been trying to keep out the media (and everyone else) because they know it's bad, real bad.

ellroon said...

I saw they had buses standing by and declared imminent death for all those who stayed, but did they have actual places for the handicapped, the poor, the elderly to go? People stay put if they can't afford a motel, can't move, or don't understand the danger.

When does it become the residents' choice and their own peril? How much more should the local government have done? Gone door to door? Removed people by force?