September 2, 2005

WELL, ONE OF THE THREE WAS THINKING:

New Orleans orders evacuation: Hurricane Katrina's winds nearly 175 mph (CNN, August 28, 2005)

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin declared a state of emergency on Sunday and ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city as Hurricane Katrina churned toward the city with maximum sustained winds of nearly 175 mph.

All of Orleans Parish falls under the order except for necessary personnel in government, emergency and some other public service categories.

People who are unable to evacuate were told to immediately report to a designated shelter.

"I wish I had better news for you, but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared," Nagin said. "I do not want to create panic, but I do want the citizens to understand that this is very serious and it's of the highest nature."

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said that President Bush had called and urged the state to order the evacuation.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 2, 2005 6:19 PM
Comments

As I said in the other thread, I just don't understand that. Thank God for Bush, though.

Posted by: Timothy at September 2, 2005 6:34 PM
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