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A City in Ruins

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by !@#$%, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    I went to NOLA to do some volunteer work the past few weeks
    and i wasn't quite prepared for what i saw

    Even though i knew there had been substantial destruction
    I didn't know that literally every single refrigerator in the city had been destroyed by a power surge (and were then thrown onto the sidewalks)
    Nor that so many thousands of cars were ruined and many still sitting by the sides of roads
    It was more trash than i ever saw or even imagined

    Many businesses are still closed
    Every one that is open is hiring
    And except for highway traffic jams, the city is mostly deserted


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    outside of downtown, many if not most traffic lights are still not working

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    these used to be busy intersections

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    everyone has a refrigerator outside

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    you can see the water lines in many neighborhoods, even on trees
     
  2. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,057 Likes Received: 44
    damn, I hope they get that stuff cleaned up soon. I need a job, they need to be hiring like that in Dallas.... or maybe I could scamper to NO, if I wasn't on probation... blech.
     
  4. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

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    this is one of about ten tree piles i saw in what used to be a city park

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    this is a trash pile
    one of about a gazillion they're gonna make

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    everywhere you look, shits fucked

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    driving down the highway, for miles and miles, every neighborhood oyu pass is dark and deserted
    it feels lawless, and you often see army trucks and humvees tooling around
     
  5. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    OUTSIDE OF NOLA:

    SLIDELL> JUST OPPOSITE LAKE PONCHARTRAIN FROM NOLA

    ...wasted...


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    it just went on and on and on like this..
     
  6. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

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    WHAT USED TO BE GORGEOUS VENETIAN ISLES, AN UPSCALE BAYOU DEVELOPMENT

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    empty lot that used to have this house on it..

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  7. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,057 Likes Received: 44
    damn, that's jacked up about the park's trees being all wasted like that...

    Does anyone even use 56k anymore? Because if they do, their shit should be twitchin on the floor by now.
     
  8. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    well, photobucket got all crazy on me and they're huge, sorry..

    poor new orleans needs help

    in mississippi, everything was just swept away, there is no trash,
    but there is nothing else either

    seeing all those closed businesses and deserted vehicles and streets makes it completely twilight zoned out
     
  9. Neskoner

    Neskoner New Jack

    Joined: Jan 6, 2003 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 1
    words cannot explain how bad i feel for the people down there,my friend was down there last month doing flood restoration and all that jazz in metarie,he got footage of the neighborhoods and brought me back the tape..i might go back next time and help restore some houses.
     
  10. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    that would be an awesome thing for you to do.
    it feels terrible kind of to be down there, but really good at the same time
    i met so many cool people doing that work also
    good hearts
    and a lotta tough minds

    ..some more i forgot..


    outside of NOLA, little suburb kinda area east of the city..

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    the cop car got it
    all the side windows were busted out
    and in the rear, the trunk had been wrenched open by ripping the metal



    ..and inside NOLA again

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  11. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

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  12. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

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    hey glad you made it back symbols. crazy photos.
    what did you do exactly, volunteer-wise?
     
  13. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  14. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    i worked in red cross "logistics/facilities management" for the first ten days
    meaning i scouted sites for the new disaster relief headquarters in NOLA
    [they moved it from baton rouge the day after i got there]
    so i took pictures of the sites, ones me and my coworker chose, and also ones that had already been chosen
    i also helped break down a couple staff shelters that weren't going to be used, and gathered supplies and also set up three client assistance centers [where people can get a short interview and hopefully some money] at sites i had scouted

    so it allowed me to see a LOT

    but i got sick of the guy i was working with, plus the frustrations of working in administration tired me out, i transferred out, and the last ten days i was there i was on an ERV
    [emergency response vehicle]
    handing food out of a window to victims, some of the pictures i have were taken while we were doing that

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    i'm not in these pics
    but the freaky shit?
    ERV #1109 (shown in picture above) was working out of my kitchen, and my first couple days, thaty was the ERV i worked on.
     
  15. Grimes

    Grimes Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004 Messages: 5,160 Likes Received: 193
    My city use to be dope,now its vacant as fuck,although i didnt lose my house,we did suffer wind damage,i cant really tell you how much i appreciate everyones love,its helped out alot of people,it takes alot of heart(symbols) to not be from the city and come in and help just out of kindness and care,i'll add pictures at a later date,some are disturbing so im not sure if i wanto post them here,if anyone wants to know details on how the city is coming along,just ask me,or pm me and i'll fill you in....Thank You
     
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