An interesting tidbit buried in story I blogged below…
Even so, he said relief crews delivered seven trailers filled with water and ready-to-eat meals to the Superdome before the storm hit on Aug. 29, along with another seven trailers on Aug. 30.
I assume he means semi trailers and not U-haul trailers. At a (conservative) 40,000 pounds of cargo per trailer that is 560,000 pound of food and water.
The number of people in the Dome was up for debate, but even if you take the high number of 40,000 that is 14 pounds of food and water per person. 14 pounds of supplies is not near as much as you would think; water is heavy. But from what the news is telling us, it does not seem like they had this many supplies on hand.
Is anyone in the big media listening? I’d like to know more about this.