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1. It's the 17th Anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina. Aug. 29, 2005. Below is a report from 2002. It warned that the Levees had only been built "to withstand a Category 3." Katrina was a Category 5. 1,833 died, and millions were displaced. Bush, cut the levee budget to pay for Iraq.
2. June 8, 2004: Walter Maestri, emergency management for Jefferson Parish, warned the Times-Picayune a year before Katrina: "It appears that the money has been moved in the president’s budget to handle homeland security and the war in Iraq. I suppose that’s the price we pay..."
3. Walter Maestri, from the June 8, 2004 interview continued, "Nobody locally is happy that the levees can’t be finished, and we are doing everything we can to make the case that this is a security issue for us."…
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Brining multiple threads together into this long thread - Highlighting core themes from the #UkraineInvasion

Human Kindness
Bravery defiance
Winning hearts & minds
Emergency Services response

As ex vice chair #EmergencyPlanningSociety @TheEPSLdn

#StandWithUkriane 🇺🇦 💙💛
Part 2 Bravery & defiance as a country, its citizens and the global community #StandswithUkraine 🇺🇦💙💛
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We need more of this - much more of this from the international community before the air bridges & resupply routes are severed.

@GOVUK what assets are being deployed to #StandWithUkraine
Needs more of these also

Reports of Netherlands also dispatching 200 Stinger Missile to #StandWithUkraine
Now Germany subscribes to send 1000 anti-tank & 500 stingers

#Russians pls you-have to stand down and get they boys & girls back home. This is a war which can’t be won as the world #StandWithUkriane
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Might go Cat 5!

Per @NHC_Atlantic: 700 AM CDT Key Messages for #Ida: Extremely life-threatening storm surge & catastrophic wind damage are imminent where core of #Ida moves onshore in next few hours
#Hurricane 🌀 #Ida #HurricaneIda #Louisiana #GulfCoast

9:20pm to 5:20am, #Hurricane 🌀 #Ida eye stabilizes & intensifies further just before landfall… winds topping 150 mph. Going to be devastating for those in and just east of eyewall. #HurricaneIda #Louisiana #GulfCoast #HurricaneKatrina 16 yrs ago today
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#Hurricane 🌀 #Ida will likely be the first major hurricane of 2021 season impacting #Louisiana #GulfCoast

#HurricaneIda ImageImageImageImage
From the 11am EDT, Saturday, 8/26 #Hurricane 🌀 #Ida Forecast Discussion Number 9, NWS National Hurricane Center, Miami FL. #HurricaneIda #Louisiana #GulfCoast Image
3 hours of Hurricane 🌀 #Ida satellite 🛰 imagery (9:28am to 12:28pm), the eye clearly emerges as Ida begins its predicted rapid intensification. #Louisiana #Mississippi #hurricaneida #gulfcoast
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We are about to have a heated Ward 2 Biloxi City Council race! Shout out to all the parties involved! Biloxi needs vigor and fight for their constituents from their elected officials!…
The youth are ready to challenge our veterans leaders in Ward 2!
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I watched the DNC & RNC in full... now ready to tune in to #BNC2020. Looking forward to hearing from @BlackVetProject @crtv_drctr!
#BNC2020 is really powerful. Great talks & videos - plus a devastating segment on Lakota protesters shutting down Mt Rushmore to reclaim ancestral land--if only for a few hours. Climate justice talk now on anniversary of #HurricaneKatrina. Tune in here:
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#Thread What type of bottom feeding media attacks educators during a pandemic? The same one that wished a #HurricaneKatrina on #CPS. I’m guessing their goal is to remain on brand? #Trash #Covid19…
#NewFlash : Educators are real ppl. We’re experiencing #Covid19 like the rest of the world. Some of our immune systems are compromised. Some hv contracted it. Some are awaiting results. Many are taking care of family who’ve contracted it. Some have died. #InRealLife #Covid_19
3/ We are watching the body count increase daily. Some of us are making masks for 1st responders. Others hv cleared out their teacher cabinets & given sanitizer & soap to 1st responders. #Service #Covid_19 #InRealLife
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It wasn’t an Act of God. It was an Act of Chevron. An Act of Exxon. An Act of Big Oil.… #NewOrleans #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil #Pollution #Environment #ClimateChange
Take a look at these numbers dug out of #Louisiana state records:

Conoco 3.3 million acres
Exxon Mobil 2.1 million acres
Chevron 2.7 million acres
Shell 1.3 million acres

These are the total acres of wetlands removed by just four oil companies over two decades.
#NewOrleans used be to a long, swampy way from the Gulf of Mexico. #Hurricanes & storm surges had to cross a protective mangrove forest nearly a 100 miles thick. Then Standard Oil, Exxon’s prior alias, began channeling pipelines & tanker routes thu the soft delta prairie grass.
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In 2005 I explained exactly how #NewOrleans drowned and would drown again, maybe in the next few days...… #Louisiana #HurricaneKatrina #Barry #BigOil
I hope you don’t think #Trump and his army corps of engineers gives a damn about a black city sinking. #Katrina turned #Louisiana from blue to red, a form of voter purging that includes murder in its method.… #Barry
But DON’T blame the Lady. #Katrina killed no one. In fact, she missed the city of #NewOrleans completely, going wide to the east. It wasn’t Mother Nature that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved nearly 2,000 people in 2005. This is the real story.…
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