Subsequent footage on the net shows the usual looting. So far I have yet to see any images of people looting food, water, blankets, etc.Hurricane Katrina was this scenario writ large. Black New Orleans reacted to the predicted storm by not preparing. Then they retreated through shallow water to a stadium in which they ran amok. They also engaged in massive looting and violence against fellow citizens. They did absolutely nothing to help themselves. It took the U.S. Army to pacify the city.After I fled from the declining state of New Jersey, we had a deep blizzard in Pennsylvania. Roads were impassable and a State of Emergency was declared. At some point, I heard the unmistakable sound of a tree collapsing in the deep snow. It blocked the road on which I live. My neighbors and I sectioned the tree, stacking the logs neatly on the property of the elderly couple from whose property the tree fell. We (I) also freed a hanging cable from a suspended piece of blow-down. We then returned to our homes and fireplaces. We needed no assistance assessing the situation or organizing.This is what actual Americans are like. Two hundred years ago we would have reacted the same to a washed-out road, an Indian attack or a barn raising.This is a pretty anodyne tale except that while this was going on, just across the Delaware River, New Jersey residents were haranguing every level of government to save them from things they had no intention of lifting a finger to address.And that is, in a nutshell the difference between Americans and the people the Beeb cares about.
Private owners of these air boats - usually used for duck hunting - are bringing them to Houston to rescue people pic.twitter.com/dNo9pamb5c— Laura Trevelyan (@LauraTrevelyan) August 30, 2017