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    The situation in New Orleans/the Gulf...

    I was just watching CNN again, and the situation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas is just horrible. So unimaginable. The city no longer looks like a looks like the ocean. My heart breaks for the people in the region that are suffering because of this. I was wondering in the WORLD are they going to get rid of all that water? Is it even possible, or has the map changed for good? Will New Orleans end up being part of the Atlantic, and no longer a part of the country, or will they be able to drain the water, and rebuild? I wonder. Its just so much water it seems impossible to 'dry' the city out. Yikes.

    The ocean, though BEAUTIFUL...can be very dangerous. I'm almost afraid living in a coastal state now. All of this just shows how weak mankind is before God's power. When God wishes to show us His power, there is absolutely nothing any human being could ever do about it. The most we can do is pray. It is scary, the whole situation is scary...but it is certainly something to think about. Poor, poor people. Such a heartbreaking tragedy.

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    Dec 2003
    Land of the Ducks...quack!
    The aftermath is going to be so much worse too. There is a lot of sewage in the water, and anyone exposed to it is in danger of getting really sick. I heard a report yesterday that they might have to quarentine people so that things don't spread all over the country.

    You're right about the power of God PCB. Things like this show how tiny we humans really are.

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    May 2004
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    It makes me sick to my stomach to think what those poor people must be enduring right now. Parts of New Orleans looks like a war zone and they aren't even sure how long it's going to take to get food and water to everyone.
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    Aug 2004
    I feel so bad for the people of the Hurricane Katrina. It is so horrible. I couldn't imagine that kind of devistation happening to me. It is so sad!!! The Red Cross is getting donations, and the US Is sending Food, Fresh Water, Medicine, Clothing. The US Federal government is sending FEMA to help. The Special Rescue teams from my area, San Fernando Valley are leaving today to help the people who are injured and well, and help find missing relatives in search and rescue teams. Everyone I know in California and elsewhere are praying.

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    Oct 2000
    Very sad what the state is going through.
    The news said this is the 2nd worse disaster in history
    of American. 1st one being the San Francisco Earthquake.

    Red Cross needs money donations to help
    the people in need.
    I think I read that The American Kennel Club is setting up
    something for the animals.
    Someone posted about the (Emergency Animal Rescue Service) of the United Animal Nations to donate too.


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    They're saying thousands are feared dead now, and recovery will take years. My gosh.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    I read today that it can be 4 or 5 months before people can live again in New Orleans. I am so very sorry for the people over there.

    All over the world mankind has spread into areas that belong to nature. We had floods in the Alps two weeks ago and lots of mudslides. It looks as if nature strikes back. It is scary and may change our lifes in the next 100 years more than any economic or political change could do.

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    Jun 2000
    I got this from another site in case anyone might be wondering how they can help. I am sure there are many others involved as well.

    Please feel free to forward this to your groups if you are so inclined:

    FEMA listed the following agencies as needing cash or check
    donations to assist hurricane victims:

    - American Red Cross, 800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English, 800-257-7575

    - Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.

    - America's Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.

    - Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.

    - Catholic Charities, USA, 703-549-1390.

    - Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.

    - Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.

    - Church World Service, 800-297-1516.

    - Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.

    - Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.

    - Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.

    - Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.

    - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.

    - Salvation Army, 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).

    - Southern Baptist Convention - Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, ext.

    - United Methodist Committee on Relief. 800-554-8583

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