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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Katrina: The Interdictor on line

I'm still not exactly sure who this is, but he has the best blog for a first hand account of what has been happening in downtown New Orleans since this thing started.

As best as I can tell, this guy and some other folks are keeping the servers running for directNIC. It's their job. Their generators are powered by diesel.

This Live Journal could very well end up prove to be the best source for a timeline. Some noteworthy entries from today and yesterday:

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
7:01 pm. City Security: The city is starting to feel more secure now. Much larger military and Homeland Security presence and many fewer civilians left. Of course with this added security comes additional dangers like hyper-suspicious, armed authorities.
[...] That's one thing a catastrophic situation does -- it sifts people's true personalities out.
2:01 pm. News. The Riverwalk may be on fire (shopping mall at the river at end of CBD/Quarter).
11:58 am. Fuel Drop Successful. 1515 got fuel. We're solid now. We will maintain internect connectivity.
[...] The police told my guys downstairs that Saks 5th Avenue is on fire.
3:44 am. Personality Types. There are basically 3 types of people: Optimists, Pessimists, and Realists. In a crisis situation, it can be difficult to tell the difference between the pessimists and the realists. I consider myself a realist.
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
10:02 pm. Cluster F. What a bowl of fubar soup we got served for dinner tonight. Yummy.
[...] Then Homeland Sec comes driving by and yells water and hums a 20 ouncer at our feet without slowing down.
[...] Bunch of stressed out, trigger-ready police and military types driving by suspicious as all hell. It's not safe just standing out on the street even if you look like you belong there.

He's updating often. Oh, and they have an IRC channel and a live web cam.

Posted by Marie at September 3, 2005 1:43 PM