Tuesday, September 13, 2005

HUH???? Somebody got this one really really wrong.

Because a majority of the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina were focused on New Orleans, many people in the outlying areas went days without aid.

For those in Lafayette, La., a small city about 100 miles west of New Orleans, electricity had been out since the beginning of the storm and critical supplies like drinking water and food were beginning to run dangerously low.

After the local Wal-Mart was looted, many who lost their homes moved in and converted the building into a makeshift shelter, but there was still little food or water.

So you can imagine the evacuees’ delight and surprise when they saw a convoy of delivery trucks with Duval County license plates pull into the litter-covered Wal-Mart parking lot.

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And the people of Lafayette are thankful, according to a make-shift sign erected at the looted Wal-Mart. Goodwin said when the convoy arrived in Lafayette a few days later to deliver additional supplies, drivers were greeted by a large hand painted sign reading, “Thank you Jacksonville! First to the aid of Lafayette, Louisiana.”

Jacksonville (Fla.)Daily Record

What universe is this paper printed in? Lafayette was completely untouched by the hurricane.

1 comment:

L D Schilling said...

Perhaps this particular paper is the one that Bush reads regularly??