Wednesday, October 12, 2005

NOLA 9th Ward "Look & Leave" Began Today

Residents were finally allowed to enter NOLA's 9th Ward today for what is called a "Look and Leave." They can visit the area to see damage and collect valuables from 8am to 6pm only. There will be one command center set up if people need help...or to report dead bodies I presume though no mention of that on the info sheet they will receive.....
An information sheet will be distributed to returning residents. The city asks residents to:

Use gloves, boots and coveralls.

Wash all soiled clothing and equipment.

Do not enter heavily damaged structures.

Drink bottled water throughout the day to prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Wear particulate masks.

If an area is extremely moldy, stay away.

Do not expose children or elderly residents to moldy buildings.

Use insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites, as there may be more mosquitoes than normal.

Watch for wild and domestic animals.

Disinfect any wounds and bites immediately and seek medical care as soon as possible.

You should have a recent tetanus shot. Tetanus shots are good for 10 years.

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