Saturday, August 27, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Aftermath: Calm to Chaos

PLEASE READ THIS IN IT'S ENTIRETY AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK : )
I FIRST WANT TO SAY THAT WE CAN MAKE IT.....WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH WORSE.......
BORN AND RAISED IN MIAMI FLORIDA.....I WAS HERE FOR ANDREW AND THE REST.......... BUT........SOMETHING HERE IS NOT RIGHT...........
THE AREA OF DESTRUCTION IS LARGE AND CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT MIAMI.........I CAN ONLY BELIEVE THAT WHAT CAUSED ALL THIS DAMAGE WAS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TORNADOS........TREES ARE DOWN AND BLOCKING ROADS EVERYWHERE.........STREET LIGHTS ARE OUT AND ACCIDENTS ARE ARISING DUE TO ASSCLOWN DRIVERS.........POLICE PRESENCE IS MINIMAL.....MOSTLY UNDERCOVER VEHICLES DIVING AROUND..........I SAW A GUY GET OUT AND PARK HIS CAR AND START DIRECTING TRAFFIC HIMSELF AT A MAIN INTERSECTION......HE WAS NOT A COP ...JUST SOMEONE WHO WANTED TO DO HIS PART......GAS LINES EXTEND FOR AT LEAST A BLOCK AT THE ONLY FEW PLACES THAT HAVE POWER/GAS......BUT IF YOU GET ON THE TURNPIKE AND GO TO THE SERVICE PLAZA(NEXT TO FHP STATION) @ ABOUT 152ST THERE IS TONS OF GAS AND A 5 MINUTE WAIT(THANK YOU SARGINI FOR THE HEADS UP).................FPL IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN.....................I SAW A CONVOY OF 16 TRUCKS ON THE TURNPKIE JUST SITTING THERE HANGING OUT....

TO PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE FOR YOU............I DROVE TO MY MOMS HOUSE TO MAKE SURE ALL WAS FINE YESTERDAY......FROM COUNTRY WALK TO KENDALL............NOT A SMALL DRIVE BUT NOT CLOSE BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION................THE DEVASTATION AND DAMAGE IS EVERYWHERE..........CERTAIN STREETS WERE BLOCKED BY DOWN TREES.......LIGHT POLES AND POWER LINES SNAPPED IN HALF....RESIDENTS RESORTED TO PLACING YELLOW CAUTION TAPE AND USING THEIR CARS TO BLOCK THE AREAS..................

I AM NOT COMPLAINING OR BELLYACHING BUT SIMPLY WISHING TO POINT OUT SOME WEIRD THINGS.......AFTER ANDREW WE ALL LEARNED.....FROM OUR COUNTIES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAMS.....TO THE AVERAGE HOMEOWNER......WE DIDN'T LISTEN WHEN WE WERE TOLD IT WAS A CAT 1 COMING IN.....WE PREPARED FOR THE WORST AND HOPED FOR THE BEST BUT........SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE IN MANAGEMENT DID NOT EXPECT THIS.............SINCE ANDREW........AFTER A HURRICANE WE WOULD SEE LAW ENFORCEMENT,NATIONAL GUARD,FEMA..................BUT NOW.....IT REMINDS ME OF THE LAWLESSNESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF ANDREW......WHERE PEOPLE SAT ON THEIR FRONT PORCH WITH SIGNS SAYING "YOU LOOT WE SHOOT".......THANKFULLY I SEE KNOW SIGNS OF ANYONE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION AND RESORTING TO VIOLENCE AND ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES(EXCEPT FOR PRICE GUAGING AND SELLING ONLY PREMIUM GAS WHEN THEY HAVE ALL TYPES ETC).........

LAST NIGHT WHILE I SAT THEIR LISTENING TO AM RADIO......... 1 RADIO WITH ENGLISH TALK SHOW AND 1 RADIO ....A SPANISH TALK SHOW.......... I HEARD A GENTLE MEN CALL IN ON SPANISH RADIO AND CONFIRM WHAT I ALREADY BELIEVED TO BE TRUE.................I CANNOT CONFIRM OR DENY WHAT HE SAID BUT I'LL BET YOU HE WAS SAYING THE TRUTH...............THE GUY CALLED IN ANONYMOUSLY AND STATED HE WORKED FOR FPL...............BASICALLY SINCE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RAISE THE RATES ENOUGH TO BANKRUPT US ALL(EVERYTIME I LOOK @ OUR ELECTRIC BILL AND HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE ..THEY GO UP DUE TO HURRICANE COSTS).............HE SAID SINCE THEY DIDN'T GET WHAT THEY WANTED....THEIR IS AN UNSPOKEN BUT FIRM AGREEMENT AMONG THEMSELVES TO SHOW US HOW MUCH WE NEED THEM......I.E. THEIR NOT GOING TO BUST THIER BUTTS AND GET THINGS BACK IN WORKING ORDER AS FAST AS POSSIBLE ......THEY WILL DO IT BUT SLOWLY .....SO THAT NEXT TIME A RATE INCREASE IS ON THE TABLE WE WILL SAY OMG GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT .....WE NEED IT ETC ETC ETC......I TAKE WHAT HE SAID WITH A GRAIN OF SALT BUT MY TRAVELS BACK AND FORTH SINCE THE HURRICANE HIT......TELL ME THAT THERE IS A CERTAIN TRUTH TO WHAT HE SAID......

AND LASTLY.........NOW THAT TREES ARE DOWN EVERYWHERE PEOPLE ARE UP IN ARMS ABOUT CERTAIN TREES LIKE FICUS AND OTHERS THAT ARE NOT NATIVE AND ARE THE ONES MOST PRONE TO FALL AND MESS UP POWERLINES AND PROPERTY........MANY A FOLKS ARE SAYING NOT TO REPLANT THEM AND TO USE NATIVE TREES THAT ARE MORE HURRICANE RESSISTANT BUT........
THIS ANGERS ME..............WHEN HURRICAN SEASON BEGAN I HAD SOMEONE TRIM MY FICUS TREES(THEY HACKED THEM DOWN TO NOTHING ALMOST CAUSEING ME A HEARTATTACK)......BUT NONETHELESS THEY ARE HURRICANE PROOF......AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENED.........WE GOT CITED BY THE COUNTY AND THREATENED WITH LIKE A 5,000 FINE FOR EACH TREE "DESTROYED"........THEIR ALREADY GROWING BACK LEAVES AND DOING FINE....BUT IF I HAD NOT HAD SOMEONE HURRICANE PROOF THEM THEY TOO WOULD BE DOWN AND CAUSING PROBLEMS......SO IN ESSENCE IF I DO WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO I GET FINED AND WHEN YOU DON'T THEN IT'S OUR TREES WHO COME DOWN AND RUIN EVERYTING..........WELL I GOT TO .................THIS CAT 1 DID NOT FLATTEN HOUSES AND SO ON BUT IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYSINGLE TREE IN EXISTENCE FOR MILES AND MILES WAS BROUGHT DOWN.............SOMEONE DROPPED THE BALL ON THIS ONE BIG TIME AND IT SEEMS LIKE NOBODY IS STEPPING UP TO BAT..........IT SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY ONES NOT SHELL SHOCKED AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IS US....THE RESIDENTS..........WERE WORKING TOGETHER IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS BUT WHO'S HELPING US....GTG CYAAAAAAAAAA

4 Comments:

Blogger Freed from evil said...

You might be interested in this link:

http://www.infolords.com/florida-cataclysm.htm

Cataclysmic Destruction in/of Florida

And also more warnings on the site at www.infolords.com

8:31 PM  
Blogger NYgirl said...

Oh dear, things sound awful. I hope all will be well soon. Take care. God Bless you & your family & all those affected by this calamity. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

9:49 PM  
Blogger angelrose said...

God be with you all during this time. and I pray your city unites together and looks up and keeps their vocus on Jesus.

Blessings
angelrose

http://journals.aol.com/angelrose2u/FriendsinHIM/

11:24 PM  
Anonymous p said...

for a cat 1 storm it was very strong it bent power lines knocked dowen about every tree and now its a cat 5 headed to new orleans god bless them. our power was out for about 3 days not to bad.i hope every one is alright it was a hell of a night our roof started leaking like an hour into the storm. every one in my neighborhood is good hopefully its the same in othert places ...

5:34 PM  

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