If I left, I'll probably lose my job," said Jeremiah O'Farrell, another dishwasher who is staying put. "I really don't have anywhere to go if I could leave. I could go home, but that doesn't seem like the thing to try. Too far, I guess.
I just can't believe this? People our jobs can be replaced and our lives can not, it is best to to try and get out of harms way and I am sure that many have no money and some may not even have possessions but our priority one should be for our own lives first and God help us I know that mayor Nagin and those involved are surely not charging anything for this or at least the information I have at this time is not of this fact, if everyone has to pay that opens another can of worms, I would like to know more about this if I could.
The thing is, he continued, "most people don't have cars to leave, don't have money for gas. Pay for a hotel for that long? I mean, you have to do whatever you have to do, and I guess I'm gonna stay and work.From what I've heard on the news busses are there to remove people and why think about a hotel? I thought these people were being taken to a shelter? I can relate to the statement above if I were there without any money but would I stay? Probably not if I could get out any way I would do that, I value my life rather highly since it is the only one I have.
But we can all relate to this on the money issue, and it would be scary to have to leave and not be able to go anywhere, see in this stagnant economy average people are living from paycheck to paycheck and that is just the way it is in America right now and when we come into a natural disaster where we are against a rock and a hard place, I could get fairly or a whole lot political from here but I won't go there to lose my train of thought on these people faced with a situation here on their lives or living on the street and starvation, I am saying I would leave any way I could, but see I'm not really in the situation so it is speculation on my part I am only saying what I would do.
The storm keeps cranking up and looks to make landfall west of New Orleans, it is scary to say the least to be one of those in the wake of this mighty storm called Gustav, hoping the experts are wrong and the levees hold and praying that all residents reach safety.
Strapped for cash, some in New Orleans stay and hope - CNN.com
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