By John Kusumi
This maybe should’ve been a Gum Wall post, but I don’t think GW takes pictures. Above is a NALCO / Corexit label that I found at the web site of Erin Brockovich. If we are quite observant, we appear to have two NALCO telephone numbers here: (800) 424-8308 seems like their 24 hour emergency number. And (281) 263-7000 looks like its the normal number for NALCO.
On another matter, there is now a Facebook group which anticipates the movement of refugees, or more exactly people who volitionally choose to “bug out” from the Gulf Coast region.
That Facebook group is called CONNECTING PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LEAVE THE GULF AREA WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP.
It has a thread titled, List of locations / persons offering shelter.
It has 58 posts, and it looks like people everywhere (New Brunswick, Canada; Hawaii; California) are willing to take in Gulf Coast refugees.
For safety, the FB group is recommending a background check. Here are sample posts:
Kathy Sherbert Varner> I live in South Carolina. I do have an extra bedroom for 2-3 people who need a place to stay . There are no jobs here but if you just need somewhere to go to escape then please email me right here on FB. I cannot take animals b/c I already have 2 inside.
Michael Streiff> I have a 4 bedroom house with just myself and my daughter and we have been looking for a roommate. contact me for details on here. I would require a background check though, and prefer a female or female with kids because I have a little girl and honestly don’t trust a lot of men because of my own and my daughter’s past.
–While some people are just offering a couch to flop on, others are turning the board into real estate listings. For example, the post below is about 2 apartments, each $425:
Jeri Tonti> the two apartments in bryan texas are empty right now…i know my land lord would work to get you in quickly too