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Someone who is actually in New Orleans and online !

This is not about Cayman, but after Ivan we are all thinking of those in New Orleans.

These guys here are live in downtown New Orleans, the power of blogging is astonishing !

This was the most recent post as of now :

Thursday, September 1st, 2005
9:15 pm
Latest from Outpost Crystal
Thanks again to all of you sending us kind words and support via IMs and the blog. The sheer quantity is staggering. It’s amazing to think that so many people are aware of my insignificant existence.

Now for the Team SOTI’s 9:30 news report.

As has become their nightly routine, police formed up in 2 rows of 4 cars on Poydras at dusk and started driving around city blocks over and over. I saw some one car stop at a group of people camped out on a Camp Street sidewalk and question them, but then the cops drove off and left them alone.

As I reported earlier, a lot of people were bussed out to Dallas or somewhere from Camp Street, and that combined with a US Marshalls presence along Poydras from Loyola Ave to St. Charles really thinned out the pedestrian flow down Poydras. There are definitely a lot fewer people on the streets tonight.

Apparently the Marines coming in are Reservists not Active Duty. As far as I’m concerned, Marines are Marines are Marines, and they’re always welcomed by Outpost Crystal.

Outpost Crystal is still secured and still kicking. We’ve got people begging us to leave, but that’s not going to happen. We might lose Charlie Squad depending on internect connectivity, but Alpha Squad and Bravo Squad are going nowhere until New Orleans’ infrastructure is rebuilt or declared permanently and irrevocably destroyed. As far as I’m concerned, this building is my post, and it will not be abandoned until I’m properly relieved.

I have some downtime for a bit tonight, so I’ll be hanging out.

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3 Comments

  1. Lora
    Posted September 2, 2005 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    Tom,
    Thanks so much for sharing that.

    Lora

  2. Anonymous
    Posted September 2, 2005 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    TOM,
    IT WOULD BE GREAT IF FEMA WOULD START READING THIS AS BASED ON NEWS REPORTS THEY HAVEN’T A CLUE AS TO WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN NEW ORLEANS.
    JOHN

  3. Anonymous
    Posted September 11, 2005 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Tom,
    Very interesting…It’s nice to be informed “from the horses mouth”.

    Thanks,
    T.C.

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