View Full Version : Red Cross not in New Orleans!!!!!!!!!

September 4th, 2005, 08:25 PM
http://www.redcross.org/faq/0,1096,0_682_4524,00.html#4524 (http://www.redcross.org/faq/0,1096,0_682_4524,00.html#4524)
Disaster FAQs

Hurricane Katrina: Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?

* Acess to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.

* The state Homeland Security Department had requested--and continues to request--that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.

* The Red Cross has been meeting the needs of thousands of New Orleans residents in some 90 shelters throughout the state of Louisiana and elsewhere since before landfall. All told, the Red Cross is today operating 149 shelters for almost 93,000 residents.

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September 4th, 2005, 08:29 PM
Can you guys begin to grasp now how very fishy things are right now!! SUPOSEDLY they donít want people to get cozy in the rotting cess pool the people have been trying to get out of but they where forced by national guards NOT to leave the city and shoots fired to let them know they where serious!! Since when is it illegal to leave a city!!! Dose this sound a little contradictor arty to you guys!!

September 4th, 2005, 08:32 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05246/565143.stm (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05246/565143.stm)

Homeland Security won't let Red Cross deliver food

Saturday, September 03, 2005
By Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As the National Guard delivered food to the New Orleans convention center yesterday, American Red Cross officials said that federal emergency management authorities would not allow them to do the same.

Other relief agencies say the area is so damaged and dangerous that they doubted they could conduct mass feeding there now.

"The Homeland Security Department has requested and continues to request that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans," said Renita Hosler, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.

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Isil Darkmoon
September 4th, 2005, 10:14 PM

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