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Friday, September 7, 2012

Louisiana Rancher Faces Desperate Situation After Hurricane Isaac

People try to rescue cattle from floodwaters after Isaac passed through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La. (AP)

In Louisiana, some residents are still cleaning up from Hurricane Isaac. Last week, Isaac, a category 1 hurricane, pounded the Gulf Coast for nearly three days, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

In Plaquemines Parish, flood waters are still high. While residents are trying to salvage what’s left of their homes and belongings, farmers are racing against time to rescue their livestock.

Khai Nguyen, the owner of the Midway Cattle Ranch in Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish told Here & Now‘s Sacha Pfeiffer that Hurricane Isaac killed 400 of his 500 cattle.

And he said that he’s still struggling to bring food and fresh water to his surviving animals.

Guest:

  • Khai Nguyen, the owner of the Midway Cattle Ranch in Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

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  • Flidhais

    Sacha PfeifferI just heard you on NPR interviewing a farmer who’d had 400 of his cows drowned
    and I am disgusted with you.
    You displayed about as much humanity, empathy and compassion in your tone of
    voice as a psychopathic serial killer. You sounded like you were actually drooling at the
    prospect of the animals’ desperation, panic and suffering. Your lack of genuine caring
    was unbelievable.
    I would love to see you face what they faced, or even what the farm family faced
    having to helplessly witness this tradgedy.
    You typify the self important egocentric slutty cunt reporter. So full of yourself
    you have no clue and ‘less’ concern regarding the people and impact of their situations
    that butter your fat ass bread. You are just one more disgusting excuse of a human being that seems to be
    the growing disease of today.
    Be assured that someday, someway you will reap what you sow.
     
    Mary Anne O’Sullivan

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