The volunteer citizen navy have been given instructions, to tie the numberless nightmarish corpses to street posts to be collected later. I saw bodies appear from the water. The full extent of the danger is unknowable and unknown. They float in the water, they hang from the trees, they lay untended in the streets. They were being covered in leaves at best. Basically the recovery of the dead is becoming more commonplace.

In an apartment home for the blind, the staff had abandoned the residents. This exquisite evidence illustrates a preponderant absence of benevolence. Bewildered evacuated hospital patients wade through flooded streets. An alligator emerges from the water and drags a disabled man into the deep. The dreadful next phase is still in its infancy. As patients started to die, nurses tried to protect their dignity. A place of overflowing toilets, a sweltering and surreal vortex. Scraggly residents emerged from the water logged wood to say strange things and then return to the rot.

He sat on his porch eating pickled pig lips. Others had to leap from rooftop to rooftop. There's another one in the freezer, a seven-year-old with the throat cut. Its feet jut out from a damp blue tarp.

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    Song MeaningHurricane Katrina. "The head of a Louisiana ambulance service said he had been told of one home in lower St. Bernard's Parish where 80 patients had been found dead and of an apartment home for the blind where the staff had abandoned the residents. The reports could not immediately be confirmed."
    kreniighon March 31, 2015   Link

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