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September 06, 2005

Going to Louisiana

Exciting news: I'm leaving tomorrow for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There, I'll join Bob Brigham and the team from Swing State Project. We'll be working on a variety of media and relief projects. So far, the team has been traveling around Mississippi, delivering supplies and interviewing hurricane survivors. On Thursday, we're heading to New Orleans.

I hope I'll be able post once every day between now and the 12th of September. I'm also hoping to line up at least one guest blogger to keep you guys entertained in my absence.

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Good luck and please make sure that you're immunizations are all up to date. Disease is starting to break out from the water and its carried by them skeeters.

Take care, stay safe, and help all you can,

Flint

Good for you, Lindsay. I'm impressed and grateful.

One thing you guys should look into is what happens to the evacuees now, especially the ones without a lot of savings to fall back on. From what I'm hearing people still have no way to find their relatives, and the best they are getting is help filling out a job application and finding an apartment to rent. It also seems like people are getting shipped out, with little control themselves over where they will end up. It really upsets me that Bush is treating this as charity.

Lindsay:

The reports tonight are that five people have died from a cholera related bacterium. They also said that the medics are passing out vaccines. Please take look into it first thing.

Its an admirable thing you're doing. Take care of yourself.

Good luck, Lindsay. Be sure to take time out to refresh yourself so that you can do the maximum good.

Best of luck.

Lindsay,

Be careful and don't get trapped into looking at the feds' shortcomings in this more than you investigate local failures. Nobody has thought yet (that I've read) of trying to correlate data from the Cuban response to hurricane Ivan a year ago to our response to Katrina. I'm sure there will be no lack of other stories for you plus the work.

You need to hear the story of Charmaine Neville:

http://www.wafb.com/Global/SearchResults.asp?qu=charmaine+neville&x=13&y=10

Yes she is related to the Neville Bros.

http://www.charmainenevilleband.com/

Best of luck, Lindsay.

Way to go, Lindsey!! I'd be down there helping in a flash if I weren't teaching --- it's not really that far south of here.

Just be careful in the heat and humidity --- drink lots and lots of water.

I so totally applaud you all doing this!

Best wishes -- and thank you.

If you wind up in a situation where it looks like it would be helpful to buy things that you can't get through official channels, don't hesitate to shout out for help -- I'd be happy to contribute and I'm sure many of your other readers would as well.

If you're goin' to Louisiana, you should get you a mojo hand. Perhaps you will find one in the wreckage.

Good luck and good for you! Rob

I got a whole bunch of people in Baton Rouge right now. If you run into trouble, need anything, drop me an email.

Do get your shots.

Take care, and thank you.

Watch yourself kiddo. It's all fun and games until someone gets a dose of cholera . . .

Go forth and do good. We're very proud of you.

When was your last tetanus shot? They only last 10 years.
Listen to mudkitty.
Come back safe and sound.
Avoid them alligators, darling!
xoxo
Mom

Lindsay -- more power to you. Good work. Be safe.

Tom (Helmut) from Phronesisaical

Kiss an aligator, get a prince...

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