This is the first step of displacement. Those with cars drive away. Those without walk to a community center with their children and wait for a bus. The first of many buses they will take in their journey to who knows where. The bus that people are waiting for will take them to the train station where people will get off the bus, be entered into computers, be given bar code bracelets, and then put on other buses for a trip to public shelters in places like Shreveport, Alexandria and Memphis.
New Orleans expects 30,000 people need help evacuating.
Many waiting for this bus were in the Superdome when Katrina hit. . .
Read the whole entry here.
And more resources!
More Resources Straight from the WIKI (see my other posts below as well, esp. Incite! plea)
- Aid Agencies & Donations: Where to donate, by phone or online.
- Government Resources for persons & businesses: FEMA registration, postal services, insurance information, tax relief, loans
- Helpline Numbers: National and local phone numbers for emergency & disaster relief information
- Animal Rescue Resources: Comprehensive pet information
- Health and Safety Info: Water purification, diseases prevention, safety
- Recovery: Relocation Advice: Checklist of actions that can be taken by people who lost their homes and businesses
- Shelters - List of Locations
- Ham Radio Resources
- College Students
- Time Off: Activities for Children in the affected areas
- Fundraising events: Add your event