Everyone has been offered means to leave. There are rescue choppers and boats and groups out every day. Every day the choppers find people in places they where the previous day, people who have deicded that tehy want to leave now.
There are people who are saying they wont leave and refusing to go and telling hte rescue crews to go.
Things are crowded, uncomfrotable, and less then ideal, but there are now options. The people who dont want to go dont want to go.
They are startin to have disease outbreaks and its only going to get worse before it gets better.
Wait. I'm a little confused the pet issue. I thought on Saturday it was determined thast pets were considered family memebrers and could leave with their owners.
On something related, but not related, I got a magzine in the mail today from Broward County Humane Society in Florida, and there is now a shelter in Tamarac, Floria that is pet friendly. You may bring your pet, but pets and people are housed in two sepated areas of the school.
Hubby and I agree... we'd stay... and some how rescue Us and Our dogs ~ Or only go with our dogs!
I can tell you one thing... after this... because we are moving closer to the sea.... not on the sea but closer.. we WILL be prepared... to rescue the entire family... from a boat.. to floatation devices... whatever~
I also learned NOT TO depend on anyone but yourself... when it comes to your own family being rescued.. human and animals!
***Edited By: IVYdragonn on 9/8/2005 6:41:54 PM*** Reason: add
The people SHOULD have been evacutaed BEFORE the storm hit, but the city f*ed up. There were 20 some school busses ready to pick people up, but guess what, they are under water! Because they never got the ball rolling and sent them to get the people.
Anyway - they better start getting those dogs left behind, they are starting to form packs looking for food. Which is not a good thing for the people trying to clean the city.
What a horrible job the city did with this disaster....
WOW..... poor sweet souls. And yes, I believe animals have souls. You can't look into a dogs eyes and tell me there isn't a soul behind those eyes. *sigh* So sad so many humans AND animals are going to die because of lack of preparation on the citys part.
OK, I have to disagree a little with saying thhat people should have ecuacuated before the storm hit. Yes, they should have, BUT, you have to remeber about the people who literally COULDN'T evuacuate. There were elderly or disabled people who lived alone , with no transportation or way of getting to buses. There were those who didn't have the money to get out. A lot of the people lived on minimum wages, from paycheck to paycheck, or on Social Security, which is paid monthly, and I can attest that Social Security Disability doesn't pay all that much. Forutnately, I had good disbility policy from my job when my accident happened, but most of those didn't and were scraping by from week to week, month to month, and even day to day.