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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Bush Orders Emergency In Mostly Red & Northern Parishes

Posted by Frankie at 9/08/2005 02:15:00 PM

I saw this first over at Here are two maps, the first is one of the parishes / counties in which POTUS Bush declared a "declaration of emergency in:" From
The President today declared an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts in the parishes located in the path of Hurricane Katrina beginning on August 26, 2005, and continuing.

The President's action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives, protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the parishes of Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, Catahoula, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carroll, West Feliciana, and Winn.
The parishes in Red were ordered federal aid and disaster releif, the Blue were not.
Here is the same map of the parishes / counties that went for Bush / Kerry in 2004.

Only two of the five counties that went for Kerry were included in Bush's order. While Orleans Parish which went 78% for Kerry was ignored. Make of this as you will...

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