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Saturday, September 03, 2005

More Rantings of an American Living abroad (about Katrina)

This afternoon I saw a picture of unused schoolbuses in a parking lot in New Orleans (compliments of Grouchy Old Cripple).

I just can't get that picture out of my head. While the mayor of New Orleans is yelling at the federal government to do something to help his constituents, he himself has sat on top of a parking lot full of empty buses.
According to Grouchy Old Cripple, there are approximately 100 buses there. If each bus can carry 60 people, that is around 6000 people. Just think, 6000 more people could have been evacuated to safety, instead of suffering hunger, thirst and other great miseries.. if still alive.