I totally agree with you MegaRock.. and once I had a few free moments to do some page edits... I began to ramp up my efforts to contribute to this important, life or death situation....both on and off line.
Those of us here in New York certainly can relate to the thoughts of dispair and frustration that the people of Louisiana and Mississippi and their rescuers are experiencing..
And you are right....the response by the nation...and the world... to the 9/11 events was nothing less than remarkable...to put it mildly..
Now...with this natural disaster of a un-imaginable scale...the call has been put out again to the country to step up and assist in any way possible to help.
I think that the message I posted about the Pentagon's response speaks volumes in that regard...our citizen soldiers, and our "regular" active duty military are responding in force to assist with every aspect of the disaster....I salute them...they sacrifice a lot to do this...
A follow up to my last post...
the DoD continues to provide information and resources
to the public via a dedicated page on their website....
I urge everyone to take advantage of that information pipeline and to visit it frequently for updates and ways to contact family or loved ones who may be in that region.
RELIEF AND RECOVERY, HURRICANE KATRINA
Another recent interview transcript is also now available:
"Special Defense Department Briefing with Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina"
View that HERE
In addition to that...
The Pentagon Channel
on the web provides 24/7 streaming audio and video coverage on all news related to the DoD...including the Pentagon's Katrina response..
This is just the beginning of a very long and difficult road to recovery for these folks....
Lets do what ever we can to kick in and help out..