Fitz Dearmore at Baton Rouge River Center.
August 15 at 11:16am · Baton Rouge, LA ·
I am seeing some noise on the interwebs about how "Obumer isn't taking care of the flooding down in Baton Rouge"
So I have a few moments sitting on my refuge cot down here, let me tell you some stuff.
National Guard don't think about race and religion when they go house to house rescueing people. And when they do skip a black man to go get a white one; it's because he's 80 and alone. The able bodied come next.
The District6 East Baton Rouge Fire/Rescue worked 41 straight hours. There was no relief shift until the National Guard was activated at Belle Chase. Because it was all hands on deck. Their pilot lost his retirement when his 80+ head of cattle drowned while he worked.
Now those firemen get a shower and sleep. Some are making calls to refuge centers to find their wives and kids. As 4 of the 11 I met last night had lost thier homes, their families displaced, while they cared for others.
Those centers are staffed and secured by men and women in fatigues that say US Army. Which means their Boss is a guy named Obama, President Obama to sad internet meme warriors.
The highwater vehicles the media talks about are Army vehicles, trucks, humvees and boats. District6 had already lost 2 boats to damage when the Army brought them more.
When people lineup outside this convention center, they are in and registered in 30 minutes.
The restrooms are clean, water is stacked neatly around the hall if you want an extra blanket, you just ask. Toiletries and clothing are being distributed.
2000 beds set up and 3 meals a day have gone off without a hitch.
This is no Katrina.2, and if you think the Whitehouse was silent because they didn't hold a presser, or didn't call you? That would be because they called people that mattered.
*3 shelters currently house 7k people. Over 30k people have been rescued across 7 parishes in 91 hours.