Friday, September 02, 2005


Katrina. Isn't it a nice name. Sadly with what it is associated with now, it doesn't sound that lovely anymore. It was only about 7 months ago that we were hit by the deadly Tsunami which killed 250,000 plus and god knows how many more unaccounted for. Now a deadly hurricane (category 4) has rampaged through southern states of North America. Tearing apart everything in its path, flooding cities, leaving thousands homeless and countless dead or missing. The damage is extensive but that is not what is of concern now. Thousands of people are trapped in cities ravaged by this storm without power, shelter or food. A town (Waveland, Mississippi) has also been wiped off the map.

One of my favourite cities in US, New Orleans, was the worse hit by Katrina. More than 60,000 residence are trying to flee from the city for shelter and safety. The city has gone into a state of lawlessness where looters and armed gangs roam around. Evacuation efforts are being distrupted by these arseholes who even shot at a helicopter who was trying to evacuate survivors. In this day and age especially being a developed nation, you would not expect such a thing but like any disaster, it will bring the best and the worse out of people. Looking at the news coverage of the event is depressing, seeing all those people suffering with no clue of what to do, where to start or even where to go from here. I have to admit that I do not feel as much as I did when the Tsunami struck Asia but it still does make me sad.

Lets take some time to say a few prayers to all those that are suffering from this disaster. To those that have passed on, god bless you and may you rest in peace. To the survivers, hang in there and keep your spirits up. If anyone of you would like to help out, you can donate to the American Red Cross. Any amount helps. All you need to have is a credit card and you can make a difference. Below are a few pictures of Hurricane Katrina and the mess it caused. G'nite everyone and do take care. Enjoy your life to the fullest. You never know when shit is gonna happen! =(

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