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Position:New Orleans Superdome refugees were neglected

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'A Hurricane Katrina issue, emergency preparedness issue, poverty issue, race issue.

The position that New Orleans Superdome refugees were neglected was advanced by many actual Hurricane Katrina refugees and all domestic and foreign press who visited them - in particular the fact that some bodies were not evacuated.

What is undisputed is that people in the Superdome were not provided adequate security or evacuation after hurricane, though there was a National Guard presence, confiscation of guns, and distribution of food and water.

In the Convention Center, on the other hand, people and were left entirely on their own. Nobody came. The question is why, and whether their not coming was due to neglect or a totally unanticipated problem that somehow made them inaccessible.

Some arguments for the position that the refugees were in fact neglected:

Some arguments against "neglect" explain it as a simple problem of scale and higher priority problems: people in much worse need elsewhere in the city

Some arguments that the local officials had already received substantial help, and therefore could and did rely on state, federal and military officials:

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This page was last modified 20:28, 15 September 2005 by dKosopedia user Krislindbeck. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Anonymous troll. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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