Jindal: Start making preparations for Ike

Sep 9, 2008 Full story: www.nola.com 59

Gov. Bobby Jindal urged Louisiana residents Monday to start stockpiling food, water, batteries and other supplies in preparation for a possible strike by Hurricane Ike, even as hundreds of thousands of people continued to dig out from Hurricane Gustav's wreckage of a week ago.

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“Want Your Extra Time And Your ”

Since: Sep 08

USA

#1 Sep 9, 2008
We don't like Ike.

“Want Your Extra Time And Your ”

Since: Sep 08

USA

#2 Sep 9, 2008
Ike better not strike.

“Want Your Extra Time And Your ”

Since: Sep 08

USA

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Our dikes don't match up to Ike.

“Want Your Extra Time And Your ”

Since: Sep 08

USA

#4 Sep 9, 2008
And Ike would inconvenience Louisiana's dykes.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#5 Sep 9, 2008
But at least theres Mike, who is the size of a tyke, and loves fishing for pike, has his sandbags ready to repair the damage caused to the dyke.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Sep 9, 2008
If Katrina and Gustav passed by on a bike, the word would be heard
this one is the third Yike~ albeit Ike.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#7 Sep 9, 2008
Tooth4U wrote:
If Katrina and Gustav passed by on a bike, the word would be heard
this one is the third Yike~ albeit Ike.
Then I would yell psych! You should be on a trike.
githaiga

Nairobi, Kenya

#8 Sep 9, 2008
i love GNLD. With all my heart and soul. GNLD has made life worth living to thousands of unemployed people especially in africa. i enjoy great health plus my finances are improving. for the critics, i think they should keep on talking. mkgithaiga@yahoo.com
charles

Clifton Park, NY

#9 Sep 9, 2008
the gov of la must be still talking about gustav lol, because he shouldnt be telling people to batten down the hatches and pack up food and all this.because ike isnt expected to touch la what so ever,therefor new orleans and the rest of la dont have anything to worry about,because ike is probably gonna make landfall nearby brownsville,tx or even further south than that in mexico when ike makes landfall thursday night.
Mary Beth

United States

#10 Sep 9, 2008
Dont stand for Ike take another hike outta town on your bike.

Since: Mar 07

Fredericksburg, VA

#11 Sep 9, 2008
This is the 2nd time in less than 2 weeks the citizens of New Orleans have had to pack up their belongings and move out of harm's way. The last hurricane was just rain and wind. This one will probably be the same. I grew up a few hours from there, and i know how stressful it can be to pack up everything and leave, only to learn that you would have been fine if you would have just stayed.

That's why i don't get how these dumbasses can say that the aftermath of Katrina was purely on them, and that they deserved it for not leaving.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#13 Sep 9, 2008
Bobby Drake wrote:
This is the 2nd time in less than 2 weeks the citizens of New Orleans have had to pack up their belongings and move out of harm's way. The last hurricane was just rain and wind. This one will probably be the same. I grew up a few hours from there, and i know how stressful it can be to pack up everything and leave, only to learn that you would have been fine if you would have just stayed.
That's why i don't get how these dumbasses can say that the aftermath of Katrina was purely on them, and that they deserved it for not leaving.
Having grown up and lived a good part of my life in Florida, not once did we ever "pack up and leave" before a hurricane. I lived through quite a few tropical storms and hurricanes. Those who lived on the coast moved inland for a few hours, then they went home, cleaned up and life went on.

Katrina wasn't the real issue for NO. Had the levees held the city would have been fine. I blame THAT problem on the city and state government who knew very well the levees were deteriorating, but did nothing because they were waiting for the feds to give them money.

If levees are a way of life for NO safety, did anyone think that a special tax might have raised the necessary cash to upgrade them?

Yes, in a perfect world we SHOULD take care of our cities and we should be proud to do so. God knows we've given billions of dollars to Iraq. But that's not the way America is anymore. We aren't a community-minded nation; we're self-interested and self-serving and therefore each city must care for itself. NO failed to do that. It failed its people and it failed itself.

Until ALL of NO and the levees are deemed safe no one should be allowed to live there. Nagin and the governor during Katrina should both be held accountable for not taking the necessary steps to protect the citizens of that city. If they'd taken on the problem themselves, instead of waiting and begging the federal government for money, things might have well been different during that storm.
Gas Station Owner

Woodbine, GA

#14 Sep 9, 2008
We don't need Ike to hike our gas prices
lived in new orleans

Hurricane, WV

#15 Sep 9, 2008
You have no right to judge who did leave and who did not leave for this Gustav storm or the one Ike coming.. Sure LA looks like it may have dodged this Ike but there was a lot of damage done in LA for Gustav if you had family and friends living in the area devastated by this storm you would know. People did evacuate from flood proned areas and to a familys home who did not leave and a tree fell on their house and killed their parents so what do you say to that. I'm glad I don't live there anymore but now I worry for my family who still does. Life on earth is uncertain but I am not going to put myself in harms way or my family because when it did hit it didn't do anything to my house. I moved out of the state anyway. No more fear. You could lose your life, mother nature does not choose so if you have the means to get out get out and surely you could find someone who would be willing to help if you wanted to get out of harms way. All my love and prayers to Louisiana ...
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
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Having grown up and lived a good part of my life in Florida, not once did we ever "pack up and leave" before a hurricane. I lived through quite a few tropical storms and hurricanes. Those who lived on the coast moved inland for a few hours, then they went home, cleaned up and life went on.
Katrina wasn't the real issue for NO. Had the levees held the city would have been fine. I blame THAT problem on the city and state government who knew very well the levees were deteriorating, but did nothing because they were waiting for the feds to give them money.
If levees are a way of life for NO safety, did anyone think that a special tax might have raised the necessary cash to upgrade them?
Yes, in a perfect world we SHOULD take care of our cities and we should be proud to do so. God knows we've given billions of dollars to Iraq. But that's not the way America is anymore. We aren't a community-minded nation; we're self-interested and self-serving and therefore each city must care for itself. NO failed to do that. It failed its people and it failed itself.
Until ALL of NO and the levees are deemed safe no one should be allowed to live there. Nagin and the governor during Katrina should both be held accountable for not taking the necessary steps to protect the citizens of that city. If they'd taken on the problem themselves, instead of waiting and begging the federal government for money, things might have well been different during that storm.

Since: Mar 07

Fredericksburg, VA

#16 Sep 9, 2008
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
<quoted text>
Having grown up and lived a good part of my life in Florida, not once did we ever "pack up and leave" before a hurricane. I lived through quite a few tropical storms and hurricanes. Those who lived on the coast moved inland for a few hours, then they went home, cleaned up and life went on.
Katrina wasn't the real issue for NO. Had the levees held the city would have been fine. I blame THAT problem on the city and state government who knew very well the levees were deteriorating, but did nothing because they were waiting for the feds to give them money.
If levees are a way of life for NO safety, did anyone think that a special tax might have raised the necessary cash to upgrade them?
Yes, in a perfect world we SHOULD take care of our cities and we should be proud to do so. God knows we've given billions of dollars to Iraq. But that's not the way America is anymore. We aren't a community-minded nation; we're self-interested and self-serving and therefore each city must care for itself. NO failed to do that. It failed its people and it failed itself.
Until ALL of NO and the levees are deemed safe no one should be allowed to live there. Nagin and the governor during Katrina should both be held accountable for not taking the necessary steps to protect the citizens of that city. If they'd taken on the problem themselves, instead of waiting and begging the federal government for money, things might have well been different during that storm.
I agree that it was the levees. Those levees have been around for a long time and survived alot of storms. They should have been repaired or upgraded and the responibility falls on the Mayor Nagin first and the most, and works it's way up. What happened after the storm was the federal government and state's fault. It should have never taken 3 days to get to victims in a major American city. But the point of my previous post was not feeling some kind of sympathy for the victims because "they should have left" is just plain wrong.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#17 Sep 9, 2008
56% of the population of New Orleans never returned after Katrina, to this day. They wont have to worry here, this one is going west west north west west abd at last north?

This computer model map has five different sets of information fed into an analysis for guesstmation. The Hannah storm with a similar tracking set of modalities acted most like the white line. The line that has it visiting Houston on this Ike Model.

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking...

Since: Jul 08

Spring, TX

#19 Sep 9, 2008
Not another one. :(
MeanandNasty

United States

#20 Sep 9, 2008
There once was a storm named Ike
Which nobody at all seemed to like
A smart Louisianne
Took a giant fan
And blew Ike back down the pike.

Y'all take care down there. Hope it misses you.

Since: Jul 07

Satellite Beach, FL

#21 Sep 9, 2008
lived in new orleans wrote:
You have no right to judge who did leave and who did not leave for this Gustav storm or the one Ike coming.. Sure LA looks like it may have dodged this Ike but there was a lot of damage done in LA for Gustav if you had family and friends living in the area devastated by this storm you would know. People did evacuate from flood proned areas and to a familys home who did not leave and a tree fell on their house and killed their parents so what do you say to that. I'm glad I don't live there anymore but now I worry for my family who still does. Life on earth is uncertain but I am not going to put myself in harms way or my family because when it did hit it didn't do anything to my house. I moved out of the state anyway. No more fear. You could lose your life, mother nature does not choose so if you have the means to get out get out and surely you could find someone who would be willing to help if you wanted to get out of harms way. All my love and prayers to Louisiana ...
<quoted text>
It doesn't matter where you live, natural disasters will find you. In Arizona you have to deal with heat waves, dust storms, flash floods, land slides, tornados, earthquakes, and wild fires. We are in hurricane season. Louisiana is in a hurricane zone. It happens every year and will continue to happen every year. People need to have emergency plans and provisions in place before the disaster hits.

Fay hung out over my parents in Satellite Beach for almost 3 days and dumped over 2 feet of rain. Sure it sucked, but that's why they have flood insurance (thankfully it never got that high where they live). Half of my family lives in Louisiana, many in Morgan City which got hit hard by Gustav. But they prepared the best they could and dealt with everything as it came. And that's all anyone can do.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#22 Sep 9, 2008
lived in new orleans wrote:
You have no right to judge who did leave and who did not leave for this Gustav storm or the one Ike coming.. Sure LA looks like it may have dodged this Ike but there was a lot of damage done in LA for Gustav if you had family and friends living in the area devastated by this storm you would know. People did evacuate from flood proned areas and to a familys home who did not leave and a tree fell on their house and killed their parents so what do you say to that. I'm glad I don't live there anymore but now I worry for my family who still does. Life on earth is uncertain but I am not going to put myself in harms way or my family because when it did hit it didn't do anything to my house. I moved out of the state anyway. No more fear. You could lose your life, mother nature does not choose so if you have the means to get out get out and surely you could find someone who would be willing to help if you wanted to get out of harms way. All my love and prayers to Louisiana ...
<quoted text>
I'm not discounting anyone "evacuating" the area for the sake of safety, but once the storm has passed GO HOME. CLEAN UP. Work to put your city back together.

I also blame Nagin for not encouraging his people back to NO with jobs. There were plenty to be had during the repair phase, instead contractors had to rely on Mexicans to come in and do the work.

Here's the gist of part of the problem. Many of the NO residents were welfare recipients living in housing projects that were flooded. It didn't matter where they went - the welfare check will follow. They didn't a job or a home to worry about.

So they scattered to the four winds, taking up residence in other cities, bringing their problems with them. Don't get started on my neighbors who are Katrina refugees now living in Section 8 housing right next door to me. I won't go into the 12 children, the garbage all over the street, or the Friday night fights that require the police.

No, not every NO resident is like that. For what it's worth, probably the better half of NO returned there to repair their homes and get their lives back together. Many of the less desirables took off for higher ground and stayed. Now they are someone else's problem.

As for trees, they fall no matter where you are in any kind of weather, so that's immaterial to a hurricane. What is important is that those who care about NO go there and straighten it out and get those levees up to par so such a disaster doesn't happen again.

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