was ignored in favor of a story that was over hyped for political purposes. New Orleans
was not the only place affected.
Haley Barbour was outstanding .
The governor of La.
could take lessons from him.
We were instructed by Red Cross to be patient- call the 800 number- the money would not run out. I could not afford to miss work to stand in line at an assistance center. We were without power for 11 days/lost all refrigerated and frozen food.
the officials in Jackson
co. did an outstanding job
mississippians should be proud Louisiana
can waller in their own mess
mississippians are of a different mold.
YES MY AUNT APPLIED ONLINE FOR THE RELIEF FROM FEMA AND SHE RECEIVED HER $2000.00. THEN SHE IS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT SHE CALLED AND CALLED FEMA ABOUT
WHETHER OR NOT TO CASH THE CHECK AND THEY SAID MA'AM THE CHECK IS YOURS CASH IT. NOW SHE DID NOT APPROV
IF THE REDCROSS IS GOING TO HELP SOME PEOPLES THEY NEED TO HELP ALL THAT NEED HELP.I HAVE BEEN GIVING MONEY TO THE REDCROSS FOR MANY YEARS NOW THEY WANT HELP ME.
I have never been so proud to be a Mississippian as I have been over the past month. We are such a gracious- loving people who give beyond what would be considered "enough". The volunteers from other states are truly giving people and I wish them love.
Citizens need to wake up to the quality of the politicians that they elect.
The question asking which race I belong to is wrong and out of line.
help us we wouldn’t be asking if we DIDNT need it.
The Red Cross is a joke. With nearly a billion dollars collected nationally already- they still can't get their act together one month after Katrina!
I would like to thank EVERYONE involved with helping the residents of the Mississippi
gulf coast for all that they are doing to help us rebuild our lives.
Red Cross needs to treat everyone the same. They gave to some & not to others that were experiencing same problems. They tell us to wait & to let the ones with major damage get help first & that everyone would be helped. Now they are saying no help for us.
YOU PAY TAXES & HAVE A SSN. YOU SHOULD GET HELP & MONEY. WHY is ins. co. slacking & not paying out on damages you have?
Keep this hurricane in peoples memories-so often they forget.
All officials did a good job except the Governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans.
The Red Cross has continued to supply confusing and deceitful information to the public. They have changed their policy for assistance several times costing our adult children time from work- gas and other additional expenses. Please look into it.
How is it that red cross centers get to make their own decisions on who they help at each center? Some counties have centers but don't help people from other counties....Lincoln co now makes pike co people have pictures of their damage.
A lot of residents in Adams county- will not give to the red cross- because it will not help it residents- and if you ask for help they try to make you feel ashamed for asking for-help. And say we are not helping you.
The response has been terrible. I wish the media would tell us how to get help rather than report on who is/isn't getting it. Also- FEMA needs open the on-line registration without the junk of trying to decode a message before they will let you register.
When I was denied aid because of my zip code- the Red Cross gave me a number to call. The number they gave me told me to call the number that I had just spent days trying to get through. I hate the Red Cross and they can kiss my ass.
The Red cross has been very inconsistent with there relief efforts. I have never witnessed such a state of confusion and disorganization from a source that have been around for so long. They have let the American people down.
I can't believe we are blaming the storm and its aftermath on the government!?
You know FEMA said they would give your money back to you if had bought a generator. Well we had to buy one cause I have a 3 mth old daughter who was just miserable during to power outage. FEMA said they could not help.
We did not have water or ice in Camden-
lost all of our food- have no money to replace it.
Was turned down by FEMA and Red Cross about replacing our food.
It is frustrating and now we don’t know how we are going to make it.
We have one income.
That ALL people should be served- you mostly have the elderly in the city of
Jackson and some received assistance and some did not. THIS IS NOT FAIR.
I feel that we did the best we could and are now more prepared. A lot of lessons were and are still being learned.
I am proud of the Governor's "on hands" full response to this disaster. He was there from before it happened throughout.
"if you're not part of the solutions- then- you're part of the problem. This was done by nature. Channel 3 needs to realize and report that the Red Cross is a charity- not the government. They can help victims and should not help people who lost food.
I knew some how that Katrina was coming in to MS five days before it did. I think that our whole system needs to be prepared at all times for anything from Hurricanes to terrorist attacks. Many people had a job to do- but- I think they were too slow.
Red Cross has been horrible and the news coverage from national television just covering on New Orleans
is just wrong.
Who on the local level is deciding what counties are considered disaster counties?
if the red cross is going to help one person from the leake county then they should help all from leake county.
Heartfelt thanks to all who have brought water- ice- food- cleared our roads- restored power and phone service- brought gas- and patrolled our neighborhoods and waterways to keep us safe. We especially appreciate the National Guard and Navy CBs.
The response sucked all the way around. It does not matter now who was at fault...just FIX IT....this WILL happen again and by then the response system should be perfect- the opposite of the response for Katrina.
Glad to hear they have allowed casinos to rebuild on land. Mississippi
needs tourists attractions.
And needs the tax revenue.
yes fema and red cross did a bad job helping people I will never give to the red cross any more or salvation army either for what they have did to people at this time.
Allow Engineers to build storm surge gates at mouth of Lake Pontchartrain ASAP.
Federal law prohibits use of active Armed Forces in disaster relief unless specifically requested by governor of affected state. The media should make this fact known.
We need a plan. A good one. A fast one. One that works. And we need it now!!!
I had to purchase a generator- requested FEMA to reimburse a week ago and have not gotten a response yet. I lost all of my food and as of right now- I have plenty of ice to eat- but NO food and NO $$ to purchase any. Was told no help from Red Cross.
If it wasn't for the churches and nonprofit organization- the victims would not have been assisted promptly after the hurricane. Thank you to those organizations.
Yes- Why is it that Red Cross helped some families but not others? I was on hold with Red Cross for two hours after trying the 800 number for several weeks.
I finally spoke to an operator- she informed me that they were no longer assisting families.
I feel that
ms. did what they could . Like I said we were dealing with a major disaster that affected 3 states. which one of those states is never mentioned on the news. (Ala.
) I think we all just need to put all the blaming aside and help everyone.
The media has done a great disservice to the many people devastated by the hurricane. I realize u are all liberals but white people and business owners were devastated too. Business that employed WHITE and BLACK people that now don't have jobs.
Don’t rebuild the casinos. Everybody talks about all the money lost- they never talk about all the family’s destroyed because of casinos. Now that’s a fact!!!!
The response time of the government was horrendous and slow.
I don't understand why with New Orleans
20 feet below sea level the city didn't have an evacuation plan for the citizens already in place.
Red Cross money is not getting to the right people. We suffered no major losses in our area yet people are collecting sums of (free??!!)money just because they live in our zip code area. These people were merely inconvenienced. This is not right!
why is so little said about ms.
My main response is going to be about the Red Cross.
I don't understand how they can leave so many people hanging in the balance.
They were in Copiah County
for a short time and didn't even come close to helping everyone that needed it.
Shame- shame- shame.
Please note how the poor in Florida
have been treated in the aftermath of hurricanes.
At least bring the Guard home from Iraq
The Red Cross has disappointed me in the fact that they took a lot of money from donors and did not check claims. Many people got money that was undeserved.
The people that filed these claims with the Red Cross are a shame to society.
Disaster planning needs to include those of the natural kind. Someone with experience and the ability to problem solve needs to be REHIRED at FEMA. Political posturing should never be put before human need.,
The Red Cross told me I qualified for help- but when I got there they said because I was living in my damaged home they wouldn't help me.
The Red Cross should be d, isbanded and prosecuted for fraud and embezzlement of the US
They are useless.
Please use information from these hurricanes to learn how to respond to the next one- for there will be another one.
and their organizations- churches- and people responded very well to this disaster.
well in 2003 we lost everything we owned to a flood and we are still rebuilding our lives and to all the people out there. the lord will pull you through- it will take you a while- but the most important thing is that you are here to tell your story-
We should thank God everyday for the things we have and not be greedy in times of disaster. and help the people black and white that have homes destroyed.
I just feel like there should not be a blame game. lets just get these places back on their feet then deal with the slow responses later so this won't happen again. We have too many politician worried about being re-elected.
communication and organization-- I know that is hard to do with power and phones out but something needs to improve in getting this done better
Bush mishandled this disaster very poorly and no one in Washington
get it yet
Yes I have a 39648 Zip Code and finally was able to get in a Red Cross line in
only to be told after I
had been in line for 6 hours Sunday that because my zip code that I would not get service until Red Cross comes to my home in a
the response time was awful and still is.
If the GOV say they are going to help do it- if not don't lie like Don Taylor
DHS could care less about you are any one.
God Bless GOV Barbour - George Bush & all of the people who went above & beyond in this crisis. They showed the world the best of the best is here in MS. Their actions should be applauded & we should all take their lead.
Wouldn't know where to begin and know that there is no end to the issues. Still stuck living on unsafe conditions waiting for insurance company and fema. This seems inhumane. Paying taxes- insurance premiums and serving in wartime- for what?
I am very proud of the way the state of Mississippi
and its people have responded to this disaster.
people that admitted to me they had no damage have received money without any investigating but people who are trying to abide by the rules but have damage and need help cannot get through on the so called help lines.
YES HELP THIS STATE AND PRAY.
I AM JUST VERY DISGUSTED WITH THE RED CROSS- THEY WERE NOT PREPARED FOR KATRINA- AND IF THEY WERE NOT GOING TO CONTINUE TO GIVE OUT MONEY TO EVERYONE- THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE STARTED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.
MY MOTHER STOOD IN LINE FOR R/C ONLY TO LEARN THEY WERE DONE. APPLIED TO FEMA- AND THEY DENIED HER. THE SYSTEM IS SO MISSED UP!
from above- or more. they took this money because it was free- they do not realize that people donate this money it's not free. and people are going without because they took money they didn’t qualify for.
Since the tree pulled every line down from my house- Entergy told me that I would have to have an electrician to come out & run a line to the pole ?????
That made me angry! Shaw electric ran the wire to the pole & got my power back on :-) with no ??
I think in the circumstances that the President and other officials have gotten the help to the areas as quickly as possible in some cases & not in some cases. People seem to think the government should take care of everything and there's no way they can
Red cross is a joke. They gave us a voucher- then pulled out and left. Some people have to work and can't sit or stand in long lines for their services. My family is out $1900 this week alone trying to make repairs. And that is the tip of the iceberg.
Organization is the key.
If you have a set amount that you are giving the people with spoiled food- it would have been a faster process to set up a separate line for them to move them out of the way to those that really needed you.
Just a thought. tired of hearing about new Orleans
we were hit much harder and they had all the media attention. Mississippi
people handled there own people and problems without any help.
IT WAS NOT FAIR TO THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY HAD DAMAGE COULD NOT GET ASSISTANCE WHEN THERE WERE SOME HAD NO DAMAGE GOT ASSISTANT FOR FOOD AND ETC JUST NOT FAIR RED CROSS NEEDS TO DO BETTER AND FEMA.
Response is very slow. A lot of money coming in from donates- a lot of people not getting any help. Very slow. How do you get help from being moderately affected by the storm? Example- can not pay our rent because of loss of work- could be evicted.
I don't think there has been enough said about the jobs that volunteer organizations such as fire departments-churches-etc. have done for the people of their communities.
I am disgusted how some people have taken advantage of disaster relief. Those who suffered are paying the price. We the working middle class (poor) have suffered more financially than most people know!!
I hope and pray that our country never has to suffer through another disaster as Katrina has been.
THIS DISASTER WAS AN ACT OF GOD AND NOT A FLOOD AND ALL THESE INSURANCE CO THAT REFUSE TO PAY FOR THIS SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY DEARLY.
I have wasted 3 days of work and probably 2 tanks of gas going back in forth to Raleigh
where I was told to go for help and still nothing they told me to go to .
Jax well you see it its a joke to.
disaster. If the general country knew that they were only helping a select few then the outpouring of support would not be there. This is not a new company there is no excuse they could possibly have.
I think the Red Cross is unfair to the people of Mississippi
you don't just start out helping people and then just stop. It is not
fair if they are going to give help with food for some people that should have to give help to everyone that was affected .
Just that I don't think they gave enough help for people in Simpson county.
They didn't have a Red Cross stationed in Simpson we had to go to Smith co. to apply and after that they stopped their relief.