Friday, September 02, 2005

It Finally Happened Today

I've been holding them in every time I watch the news. When I went to the Red Cross center, I was unable to talk because I was so choked up just looking at the family. But after reading about the desperate situation in the hospital, they just fell. I cried.

"Hospitals are trying to evacuate," said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Cheri
Ben-Iesan, spokesman at the city emergency operations center. "At every one of
them, there are reports that as the helicopters come in people are shooting at
them. There are people just taking pot shots at police and at helicopters,
telling them, 'You better come get my family.'"

Richard Zuschlag, president of Acadian Ambulance Service Inc., described
the chaos at a suburban hospital.

"We tried to airlift supplies into Kenner Memorial Hospital late last
evening and were confronted by an unruly crowd with guns, and the pilots refused
to land," he said."My medics were crying, screaming for help.
When we tried to land at Kenner, my pilots got scared because 100 people were on
the helipad and some of them had guns. He was frightened and would not
land."

When the police officers turn the badges in because their comrades have drown and are being shot at, when the doctors cry, when the people we always look towards for support and strength break down, then you know. You know something new and deep in your heart that you can't put into words anymore.

1 comment:

MHN for short said...

Wow sweetie, you've been a busy beaver. Keep up the good work on your blog. You are getting the word out and that's important. We love you all and miss you. It's nice to be able to keep up with you on your blog. love ya! m.