Originally Posted by JeanS
Well, I think the US certainly dropped the ball to help the victims of Katrina. I cannot imagine having to live in those horrible conditions while in the richest country of the world.
At the same time, I cannot sympathize with those who insisting on staying after the mayor stated "This is the storm we've all feared". Although I know some people did not have the means to leave, it would have been nice if they loaded up a bunch of buses and got those people the heck out of there! And why didn't they open up the freeway in the opposite direction for people to leave?? Certainly no one was coming IN to town!
Some did not have the means to leave not ALL-many a car was seen in that footage on tV- so people did have a way out-many just chose to stay.
I have friends who have family in southern Mississippi. Her family were not even going to leave-but my friend INSISTED her brother bring their 86 year old mother to GA. Her brother's home was destroyed and so was her mothers'-but yet he was not even going to leave-he only did becuase she badgered him into bringing their mother to her.