Saturday, September 3, 2005

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Updated: 07:07 AM EDT
National Guardsmen Evacuate Superdome Refugees
By MARY FOSTER, AP


NEW ORLEANS (Sept. 3) - National Guardsmen helped evacuate the mass of storm refugees from the Superdome on Friday, where thousands were stuck in knee-deep trash and blacked-out, putrid bathrooms. . .

At one point, the evacuation was interrupted briefly when school buses rolled up so some 700 guests and employees from the Hyatt Hotel could move to the head of the evacuation line - much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the stinking Superdome since Sunday.

"How does this work? They (are) clean, they are dry, they get out ahead of us?'' exclaimed Howard Blue, 22, who tried to get in their line. The National Guard blocked him as other guardsmen helped the well-dressed guests with their luggage.

The 700 had been trapped in the hotel, next to the Superdome, but conditions were considerably cleaner, even without running water, than the unsanitary crush inside the dome. The Hyatt was severely damaged by the storm. Every pane of glass on the riverside wall was blown out.

Mayor Ray Nagin has used the hotel as a base since it is across the street from city hall, and there were reports the hotel was cleared with priority to make room for police, firefighters and other officials.

National Guard Capt. John Pollard called the decision to move the Hyatt people to the head of the line "very poor.''

YA THINK?

9 comments:

jckfrstross said...

Poor choice lol give me a break sounds like to me they ought to string up the mayor!


Essayons

Deb

bosoxblue6993w said...

THEY ARE RICH ... YOU ARE NOT

belfastcowboy75 said...

Who made that call? Is the Governor still commander of the guard, or they been federalized?

I'm surprised they didn't impress the Superdome victims into carrying the luggage of the Hyatt group.

emmapeeldallas said...

The word that comes to mind is...clusterf**k...

Judi

ksquester said...

I do not know why this happened and you are right, I doesn't seem fair. I do know that things are never as they seem, especially during chaos. Anne

djzgirl71 said...

That is absolutely f*&king insane.  This just keeps getting worse and worse.

Stacy

suzypwr said...

Yes, that was just wrong. It showed exactly what we didn't want to happen. Everyone needs to be treated equally at a time disaster, not to mention the rest of the time too!

xoxo

shaz19743 said...

Total and utter numbnut assholes !
Sorry but im having to learn even MORE cuss words to cover just how stupid and pathetic these people in charge if there IS anyone in charge are being x

gaboatman said...

Insanity, abosolute insanity!
Sam