Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Katrina

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Not much one can say here. The Gulf Coast, New Orleans and Mississippi have been devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Last year we had Ivan hitting the Caribbean and beating up on Grenada, Caymans, Jamaica and Haiti and this year its Katrina's turn to cause devastation and death in the Western Hemisphere. Deaths, many left homeless, rising waters still posing problems in New Orleans, 80% of Mississippi without power, a genuine catastrophe.

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Thing is I'm guessing these sights will become more and more familiar to us as the Atlantic Hurricanes get stronger and stronger. Looking like storms on steroids these super hurricanes are poised to strike with much fury in coming years it seems. Global warming some say while others refute that claim. Whatever it is, you cant deny that the storms are starting earlier and are bigger, stronger and more menacing than ever before.

And its not like you can fight a storm. How you going to fight a storm? Only thing you can do is run, retreat from its rage. Mother Nature will whoop your ass if you think you can fight her.

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My prayers go out to those hit by this disaster. Rough times ahead at least for the next few days, as people struggle to get the basic necessities for life, and maybe even longer for those who have lost loved ones and their homes. Stay strong people!.

While Jackson, Mississippi doesn't seem to have felt the brunt of Katrina's force like some other gulf coast areas I'm still sending a prayer out to fellow blogger Nikki over at Ink Blotter and hoping that she and her fam are safe over there.


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15 comments:

Natty said...

My heart goes out to all those affected by Katrina.
God Bless.

Echo said...

Jdid you are so right, we suffered Hurrican Juan almost 2 years back, Mother Nature is no joke!

My prayers also go out to all affected, and Nikki as well.

Echo

Campfyah said...

Pray is all we can do for those affected, and then when the opportunity avails itself, donate to the various charities.

Amadeo said...

As I commented on another blog...too bad most of the National Guard is out of the country, they could have helped evacuate.

Luke Cage said...

It just leaves a pit in your stomach man. So much destruction. The effects of nature's fury can be devastating structurally and physically to a person's mental. Prayers to all affected man.

Brotha Buck said...

Those two heads popping up out the water. Oh my God, I can't even imagine. We have to be thankful for our loved ones and appreciate the lives we have. It can be snuffed out so quickly and with out warning.

brooklyn babe said...

As many ppl have wrote about Katrina on their blog, I shared this same thought:
It has been researched and proven that these same storms follow the same path as slave ships, the most violent and damaging of storms, where the most violent and lives lost of slaves. By no means am I offering a justification, I find it tragic just the same, then and now. My prayers Go up.
Peace Jdid

obifromsouthlondon said...

crazy stuff ain't it. it's gonna take forever. did you see dem heads looting? boy some people ...

just read the story about the iraqi pilgrim disaster. whats gwanning world?

Dr. D. said...

And to add to the present catastrophe are friggin looters! I just can't understnad them....these lowlifes who simply live to benefit from the misfortune of others! Scum o de damn planet!

MeCrazyMe said...

I've said all I can say.. All I can do is pray. please join my Haiku to express how you feel.

MeCrazyMe said...

I've commented all day.. there is nothing left for me to say.. all I can do is cry and pray..

BajanQueen said...
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BajanQueen said...

Wow! I did not know it was that bad. I'm from the caribbean and know what a hurricane can be like, but this is beyond my comprehension.

My jod started a donation for the hurricane relief and I think it was a great idea. My thoughts and prayers go out to them. May God bless them all.

Laters :)

Chele said...

ONLINE PETITION

To: United States Congress
This petition is to urge congress to investigate the lack of immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina

Jdid said...

@natty - amen
@echo - no joke indeed
@camp - true
@amadeo - good point bro
@luke - amen
@brother buck - you never know what lurks around the corner
@brooklyn babe - interesting
@obi - last days son
@dr d - we agree to disagree
@mecrazyme - ok
@bajanqueen - yes it is a bit too much isnt it
@chele - yea i'll definetly sign this