Sunday, September 11, 2005

I Hope We Get Credit For This

Canadians Beat U.S. Army to New Orleans Suburb

A Canadian search-and-rescue team reached a flooded New Orleans suburb to help save trapped residents five days before the U.S. military, a Louisiana state senator said on Wednesday.

The Canadians beat both the Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. disaster response department, to St. Bernard Parish east of New Orleans, where flood waters are still 8 feet (2.4 meters) deep in places, Sen. Walter Boasso said.

"Fabulous, fabulous guys," Boasso said. "They started rolling with us and got in boats to save people."

"We've got Canadian flags flying everywhere." - Epoch Times

Related Story: Wires get crossed in Canada's relief effort
Sailors can't reach Ottawa for supplies; they called wrong number, officials say - National Post

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