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Re: Rita update

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rita update
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 13:22:20 -0600
  • References: <32929674.1127583636521.JavaMail.root@sniper30>

I know reporters need to be close to the action, but geez - the guy was
practically in the eye of the storm.  Does the company buy them extra
insurance so when they die their families will have something to live on??

Something I've noticed in recent years is that people never, in any
situation, think that the rules apply to them.  I don't mean that we should
go back to the 50s  and just do what we're told no matter what.  But, as in
this case, they don't understand or simply don't care about anyone but
themselves and don't think things through.  Told to evacuate, they sit
tight.  Told not to come back yet, they do.  Noreen, I understand why you
ended up staying, but I wonder about your husband's company putting him at
risk by making him stay so late that he had no other choice.  Should he have
chosen to get out and risk not having a job to come back to?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rita update

> Are you kidding?? They ALL send correspondents down to storm areas.
> channel had one in every town and city around here, every station had
> someone down in Galveston at the San Luis hotel....only supposedly safe
place on
> the island.  The local reporter was standing on the Strand and said the
> was out although you can't really tell right now, area was all lit up, the
> camera man panned down the road and you could see tons of reporters
> with bright lights shining on them.....LOL  was like  daylight.   Weather
> channel is famous for having their guys out in the  actual hurricane as it
> coming ashore, they can barely stand up, nor  speak....but they are
>  Really nutty......but anything for  ratings, I suppose.
> Still VERY windy here.  We still have a shelter in place set up since  it
> too dangerous to go out.  Yes, Dh is fine....just proved why they say
> inside.  People are starting to drive back on the freeways from Dallas
> points west....despite being told to stay away.  FEMA and National  Guard
> are trying to get through and are getting stuck in traffic.   The evacuees
> don't realize that once they get here, many towns and streets  into areas
> closed, not letting people back until it is safe.  Power  lines down,
> contaminated, roads blocked by trees, etc.  Most gas  stations are closed,
> closed, etc.   Seems as if the logistics  is more of a nightmare than the
> itself was.
> Have lots of friends that live in Beaumont, Port Charles areas, haven't
> heard from them yet.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 9/24/2005 11:02:38 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> What  really threw me was an nbc correspondent live from Galveston  last
> night.  I wondered if he had volunteered for the assignment or if  he'd
> sent there. (did it matter that he was black?)  What  non-emergency,
> non-governmental type company sends someone into  that?
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