Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
As one med tech advised me as I was discussing wandering through the 9the Ward, "Don't be a tourist." There is a difference.
"Tourists" are the real disasters especially when they show up expecting to rely on others for food, water, and places to stay in times of emergency.

I've seen some ripping the relief packages open and grabbing blankets for themselves at night without asking for permisson, I've kicked them out of the camps.

What's worse is when the victims are in shock and cannot really comprehend their situations, some news reporters just show up at their places for their interviews but say something very inconsiderate up front: "Oh my god, your house is gone! But are you okay now?"

If these reporters have enough time to put makeup to look good in front of their cameras, you know they can perhaps do other things...