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I cried, cried and my eyes are still red when I saw those pictures ! I can't bel
I cried tonight when I saw the ABC, NBC Nightly News about the aftermath of Hurricane Katerina.|
Almosts all the homes were damaged in Gulfport, MS except a few (2) and a few Churches are still standing.
I can not believe this will happen to my HOMETOWN !
I can not understand this when the FEMA had at least two days, two days in advance Katerina "was" coming to the Gulf coast but not knowing where it would hit.
You have to understand many of the people down there are elderly people, many are northerner transplants (moved to Mississippi coasts), and some are tourists. many are very poor Black and dirt poor white. Mississippi is the poorest state in untied States !!
You have to understand the last major hurricane Camille was 36 years ago and few people even remembered Camille hit so hard at Gulfport, Mississippi (most are not even born) and many have small businesses in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi.
There is a very , very large Chinese-Vietnamese, Vietnamese population in Biloxi, Mississippi and how can you expect them to leave. They own pawn shops (there are so many casinos and people pawn theri gold watches, jewelry, etc), grocery stores, restaurants. How can you expect a family of Chinese-Vietnamese with 14 people left their life-saving small business of grocery store and went somewhere.
Some Vietnamese are fishermen and there are many elderly Chinese-Vietnamese families down there.
As an United States Federal Agent. "we" have arrested a lot of Vietnamese involved in gang activities in Biloxi, MS. And the FED. (Federal Government showed no mercy to the Chinese-Vietnamese/Vietnamese people and arrested the whole family of 7 who operated a small grocery store for "FEDERAL CRIME".)
The charges were involved in "food stamps" scams 50 cents for a dollar food stamps scams . They moved Federal Agents (Chinese American from California who are fluent in Vietnamese infilitrated into all the gangs in Biloxi, Missiissippi and wiretapped all the conversation and the US Marshalls and Department of Agriculture Federal Agents came in and arrested all the people. I remembered one family as mentioned. The grandfather was 74 years old and placed in the US Prison and the entire family were separated into different prisons and one of the younger one was 33 years old and developed gastric (stomach) cancer). That's how I got involved and talked to him and found out so much about the Vietnamese gang activities in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Let's set this aside, I really don't care where the hurricane came from.
But the suffereing is just too much but luckily the Church which I attended when I was younger still stands !
It would take years to rebuild the entire gulf coast. The extent of damages is bigger than the entire country of England. So just imagine it would take at least two years with over 100 billion dollars to rebuild Gulf coast.
New Orleans is another story I would not want to go into.
I can not take it anymore !
It is the worst tradegy I ever experienced in my life even as a doctor/Federal Agent/Senior US Army Officer !!