In the past hour as i was channel surfing, flipping from one station to the next as they went to commercial...footage of prisoners still trapped in their barracks with hundreds of others a block or more away on what looks like an entrance ramp to a highway. The prisoners who have been brought out are on the ramp which is partially covered by water, where the water ends-the prisoners begin-standing and sitting, waiting to be taken to another facility i would imagine. Armed guards are at the top of the ramp which joins to the city street. I think this was in New Orleans.
In another bit of footage; the words, "S.O.S. 10 civies trapped inside some can't swim"...written on a rooftop in what looks like white paint...a man hanging onto the corner of the roof, pointing to the words.
MSNBC now reporting about large scale looting. Some people are non-human. Some of them are kids.
It's heartbreaking but i can't keep myself from watching it all. My Dad's condo in Panama City Beach escaped any damages as far as i can tell. I was able to connect to a Live Web Cam a bit East of his condo on one of the restaurants up the beach...as the brunt of the storm was hitting. The water was churning with some surge and it was raining but there were people swimming in a pool at one of the hotels in the same area so it can't have been so bad.
I just had to come and poor out some thoughts, but i'm probably off to knit on Conner's sweater while i watch more footage.
On the iPod earlier today: Sugarland LOVE Them!!