katrina: a timeline

I’ve been doing a bit of poking around these past few days, looking for comprehensive timelines that cover the periods before, during, and after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast… Including things like who said what, and when… Here, for those who are interested in obsessing about such things (like assigning blame), are the links I’ve come up with so far:

Think Progress
Daily Kos
National Public Radio (audio)
Newsweek (article: “How Bush Blew It”)
The Washington Post (article: “The Steady Buildup to the City’s Chaos”)
Lestatdelc (animation)
Alvaro R. Morales Villa (photographs)
MSNBC’s Olbermann (video)
Talking Points Memo

If you know of any other similar project, just let me know and I’ll add them to the list.

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  1. chris
    Posted September 11, 2005 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Weren’t Moral Villas’ photos stunning, and the story unreal? Great links Mark.
    I heard an interview on WNYC (local NPR station) between one of the Clinton Administration FEMA heads and the analyst on Homeland Security for the RAND corporation.

    The revisionism regarding FEMA’s standard operating procedures and chain of commandbeing attempted by the RAND dude was outstanding. They began as mildly irritating and ended with just the outright absurd. Esp. given that an actual FEMA director was there to refute his assertions.

    Mark, have there been any recriminations on the part of the media regarding this type of spin?

  2. Teddy Glass
    Posted September 12, 2005 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Mike “You’re Doing a Heck of a Job There, Brownie” Brown just got canned. (Actually, I think they let him step down.) I haven’t checked yet to see if make any of the timelines.

  3. john galt
    Posted September 13, 2005 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    good news! I’ve been to that aquarium (that crappy summer when I was stuck in Biloxi.. actually we stayed in gulfport (down the road) .. there is nothing to do and the beaches are horrible.. no casios back then just crappy fetid beaches and swamps)

    Tue Sep 13 2005 19:59:07 ET

    Eight bottlenose dolphins that were washed out of their Mississippi aquarium pool during Hurricane Katrina have been found alive, huddled together in the fetid waters off Gulfport, Miss, the BOSTON GLOBE will report on Wednesday.

    Now, deeply worried about the dolphins’ chances of survival, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials and aquarium biologists are racing to rescue the weak and wounded animals – some of which have never before ventured into the wild.

    “These animals found us, they came back after Katrina … they came home,” said Moby Solangi, president of the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport. “All eight are together. It’s the most wonderful news.”

    Established in 1956, the facility suffered catastrophic damage in the storm. Along with the dolphins, 19 sea lions were swept out of their pools when a giant storm surge engulfed the Oceanarium. Five of them are still missing.

  4. mark
    Posted September 13, 2005 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like an urban myth, perhaps based on the fact that a few dolphins were apparently evacuated to a hotel pool before the storm hit, but it would be really cool if that were true, John… Do you have a link?

    Here’s the link about the three in the hotel pool:


  5. Anonymous
    Posted September 22, 2005 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Ingeborga’s Blog

  6. mammal trainer
    Posted November 22, 2005 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    To Mark, as a trainer from marine life oceanarium I can honestly tell you that yes it is true. We moved 6 of our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins to two seperate hotel swimming pools farther inland. The 8 dolphins that were swept into the Gulf of Mexico when the storm surge came over their 30ft. tank have been recovered and are doing very well. Thank you for showing concern for our beloved animals. If you would like more information please visit our website. Thank You

  7. mark
    Posted November 22, 2005 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to hear more about your dolphins. If you have the time, and if you’d be interested, let me know and we can schedule some time to do an on-line interview or something…. And let us know where we can find your site. You mention it, but you don’t give an URL.

    I’ve been moping around for the past few days, thinking very dark thoughts about MM.com and all the time it takes to keep up. Thankfully, your letter reminded me why I do it. It’s little connections like these that keep me sitting here, typing away in the dark. They’re priceless.

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