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Why I love my city [Sep. 2nd, 2005|06:58 pm]
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Quote from our mayor, Bill White, on canceling events scheduled in the convention center in order to ensure it's available for evacuees:

"If it entails somebody suing us, OK, sue and explain to the American public where money is more important than lives," White said. "This is an emergency and the people of this region will respond in appropriate fashion."

 

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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-09-02 05:10 pm (UTC)
High five to Bill White!
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-09-02 06:28 pm (UTC)
I am proud at how our city has responded. Are you volunteering this weekend? I will be there tomorrow. I also have a friend coming up from SA to stay overnight. She says that the SA Red Cross is not even trying to leverage any help from the public at all. She called offering housing and they didn't take her name down or nothing and said they wouldn't be putting people in houses for weeks.

Meanwhile, at least White is asking Houston people for housing. It appears they are using the hurricanehousing.org website, too. I've seen the numbers go up and down all day long.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-09-02 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'll be there tomorrow at the 8:00 am - 12:00 noon shift. It looks like they will be needing lots of volunteers at the convention center as well.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-09-02 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'm on the 12-4 shift. I guess I will be seeing you on your way out. I've been watching people at work walk in and out all day from there. They are saying that people are in despair. I can't blame them.
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[User Picture]From: prettypoet43
2005-09-02 07:00 pm (UTC)
That is heartwarming. Thanks for sharing some good news!
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[User Picture]From: no_hdaisy
2005-09-03 03:41 pm (UTC)
You go Bill White!
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