Second Line Rescue

Second Line Rescue

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qSecond Line Rescue chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with whatever resources they had. Unlike many of the official responders, vernacular rescuers found ways around the paralysis. They were able to dispel unfounded fears produced by erroneous or questionable reporting. The essays, personal narratives, media reports, and field studies presented here all have to do with effective and often ingenious answers that emerged from the people themselves. The first part of the collection deals with Gulf Coast rescuers from outside stricken communities: those who, safe in their own homes and neighborhoods, marshaled their resources to help their fellow citizens. The second part features the words of hurricane survivors displaced from New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities to Houston, Texas. In many cases, the qvictimsq themselves were the first responders, rescuing family, friends, and strangers. All of the stories, whether from the qoutsideq or qinsideq responders, reveal a shared history of close-knit community bonds, survival skills sharpened by hard times, and what went right in the aftermath of Katrina and Rita--in spite of all that went so wrongq--We have to go.aquot; Well, as we start to try to get out the door that was already broken , [the water] was just coming in from everywhere. And I mean glass. ... I have no clue how they had cell phone service in the midst of all of that. She called Missanbsp;...


Title:Second Line Rescue
Author: Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, Carl Lindahl
Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi - 2013-06-01
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