Emiko And Lenny Discuss The High-End Audio Community
Hello out there! I am reaching out to ask for any assistance you may be willing or able to spare for my home state of Louisiana, and – in particular – for my hometown of Lake Charles, in SWLA (Southwest Louisiana). I know some may have heard about Hurricane Laura that hit the state in August, but the message is not being given the "urgent need" that it should be afforded, and that is causing some of our most vulnerable citizens to suffer from avoidable circumstances, such as no access to food, water, or shelter from the elements. There are many of us trying to help with a loose peer-to-peer network, but we need a unified message that these people are begging for aid, and we need the message to be shared – far and wide – to get the help they require. Therefore, Emiko was kind enough to squeeze me into her many projects and allow me to try to spread the word that is not being heard, namely: HELP!
Louisiana needs help and to get it, people need to hear the plea. So, here I am – pleading – for everyone to please realize many people are suffering in Louisiana. Although most major channels did cover the possibility of the storm because it came so early in the season and was on track to bring a devastating storm surge, once it passed and there was not the huge loss of life expected from a non-existent surge, many channels had to move on to news they thought more pressing and urgent. This is the problem.
I will grant you there was not a tremendous loss of life with Hurricane Laura, but it was one of the worst storms to hit in over 100 years. Some of our poorest, most vulnerable citizens, such as the elderly, the unemployed, the disabled, and people of all races/ethnicities/religions, are being forgotten during a time where there is no electricity, no water, no sewer, and a limit of resources because it is not being given attention from our highest Federal offices. The lack of coverage boils down to, "The storm did not drown a bunch of people, so there's no story." The fact there was not "water, water everywhere" people assume that means there was limited damages. Nothing could be more inaccurate.
Instead of water-logged houses, which Louisiana people are very adept at dealing with, this strange, new version of a hurricane was more like some hybrid "tornadicane" where it hovered over the area for an hour+, as do most hurricanes, yet it was accompanied by winds more like a tornado, so my hometown was lashed with these sustained winds, like a tornado, for hours…if you have been in any type of big storm, just hearing this should send shivers down your spine. Things were flattened that have stood through multiple devastating floods and storms…trees that were hundreds of years old were torn from the earth and tossed like a tissue, brick buildings shredded to a pile of rubble…it resembles a true war-zone. I understand we are all being pulled in too many directions with the fires out here in California and the Pandemic everywhere, but I still have to ask for anyone who can to please consider sharing even just a few dollars to help some of your fellow Americans who find themselves without the safety nets that so many of us take for granted. Thanks!