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Mandatory evacuation ordered for New Orleans (Please keep this post - BUSH ORDERED EVACUATION!)
NOLA ^ | 8/28/05

Posted on 09/03/2005 7:20:14 AM PDT by areafiftyone

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: blamegame; blanco; bush; bush43; evacuation; incompetence; kathleenblanco; katrina; katrinafailures; nagin; neworleans; neworleansblame; neworleansflood; pajamapeoplerule
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Since CNN decided to cover this story up we need to keep this and send it to the MSM and the LEFTISTS!
1 posted on 09/03/2005 7:20:15 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

It looks like Blanco and whats his name mayor really failed to have a plan.


2 posted on 09/03/2005 7:21:22 AM PDT by Huck (Looting makes GREAT television.)
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To: areafiftyone

The moonbats don't care. They see this as an opportunity to bash Bush, facts won't get in their way.


3 posted on 09/03/2005 7:21:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huck

Yup. They did not implement the evacuation. They let people stay there.


4 posted on 09/03/2005 7:21:57 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Huck
She also said the NWS/NHC didn;'t give that much as a warning..said the storm was supposed ot hit florida
Max Mayfield,director of the NHC, called the mayor up and begged him to issue the order too..he finally did 18 hours before the storm hit,..
5 posted on 09/03/2005 7:23:40 AM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: areafiftyone
"Yup. They did not implement the evacuation. They let people stay there."

The Governor and Mayor should be tried for murder.
6 posted on 09/03/2005 7:23:57 AM PDT by jdm (No tagline today.)
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To: areafiftyone
Hugh Hewitt has said for years about national defends that he doesn't like 'democrats' because they are "going to get us killed".

Now that same reason is shown as to domestic concerns as well.
7 posted on 09/03/2005 7:24:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: areafiftyone
(Nagin)...also said police would have the authority to comandeer any vehicle or building that could be used for evacuation or shelter.

Too bad they had no buses.

8 posted on 09/03/2005 7:25:32 AM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Huck

Bookmarked!


9 posted on 09/03/2005 7:25:35 AM PDT by texianyankee
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To: areafiftyone
Bush declares emergency in Louisiana (Hurricane Katrina)
AP ^ | Aug. 27, 2005 | Staff
 

Posted on 08/28/2005 1:23:07 AM EDT by Anti-Bubba182
 

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush declared a state of emergency in Louisiana on Saturday because of the approach of Hurricane Katrina and his spokesman urged residents along the coast to heed authorities' advice to evacuate.

Bush, vacationing at his ranch, was being regularly updated about the storm, which is expected to hit land early Monday, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency continue to coordinate with state authorities in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, and have prepositioned supplies in areas expected to be affected, he said.

The president's emergency declaration authorizes the FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance in a number of Louisiana parishes, or counties.

Authorities told residents of low-lying coastal communities to head for higher ground. The storm was expected to strengthen as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico and could become a Category 4 hurricane with wind of at least 131 mph.

"We urge residents in the areas that could be impacted to follow the recommendations of local authorities," McClellan said.

10 posted on 09/03/2005 7:25:50 AM PDT by andyandval
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To: areafiftyone

They were so clearly warned years in advance, and then with Katrina herself, days in advance. Plenty of time to evacuate people. I think you still would have seen a horrible mess. Look at Mississippi. It was still going to be a brutal mess. But the mass of refugees from NO could have been better handled. It's bizarre, because the threat was there, but I personally wasn't keenly aware that the city of NO was at risk of this type of event. I simply wasn't aware. I am sure it's very shocking to a lot of people. It's the most shocking thing I've seen since 9-11. And Mississippi looks to be real bad off too.


11 posted on 09/03/2005 7:26:12 AM PDT by Huck (Looting makes GREAT television.)
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To: areafiftyone

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding.

Looks to me like President Bush, "personally" intervened to save lives.

And the media insists on publishing that garbage that Bush doesn't care about blacks. He probably saved more people, and more blacks, than anyone will ever know -- by his personal intervention to get people to evacuate on their own.


12 posted on 09/03/2005 7:26:52 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (from Houston)
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To: dfwgator

I hate to suggest it, but I wouldn't put it past the Democrats and the race baiters to hope for black suffering as ammunition to use against Bush.


13 posted on 09/03/2005 7:27:21 AM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: janetjanet998
Yes, I heard the mayor being interviewed before the hurricane, he said that Max called him and told him a "story" that scared him to death so he ordered a evac.

Sick bastards, to now blame the Pres, and call him racist.

Of course all Dems know they can get away with this crap because their PR corps in NY are massive.
14 posted on 09/03/2005 7:27:32 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: areafiftyone
Not to quibble too much...I'm extremely glad for the ammunition to defend Bush...but "appeal" is a bit different from "order" as is in your title.
15 posted on 09/03/2005 7:28:16 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Huck

Most of us on the Gulf Coast have known for years that New Orleans was below sea-level and sinking more every year. There have been newspaper articles written, graphics drawn, reports made. It was no secret.


16 posted on 09/03/2005 7:29:08 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (from Houston)
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To: Huck

It looks like Blanco and whats his name mayor really failed to have a plan.

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No doubt about it now. What they miserably called a "plan" fell apart as the storm came ashore. These typical pathetic liberals should be held accountable by the fools that voted them into office.


17 posted on 09/03/2005 7:30:52 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: areafiftyone
The title isn't really right - Bush didn't "order " the evacuations, the mayor made him plead for the evacuations.

So basically we have a President who was willing to humble himself to a mayor to save 100,000 American lives. That shows seriously good character. But it must be infuriating for President Bush to listen the mayor now sounding self righteous.

18 posted on 09/03/2005 7:31:06 AM PDT by gondramB
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To: areafiftyone

We need to start a campaign to get the word out that the "President's PERSONAL intervention saved lives."

Publish it on every web site, in every newspaper, on every radio talk program. Saturate the communications with it.



19 posted on 09/03/2005 7:32:21 AM PDT by i_dont_chat (Our President's intervention saved lives.)
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To: areafiftyone

Not only that, but they didn't care about their people. They didn't care that they were sleeping on concrete bridges with no food, water, diapers for the babies....they simply didn't care about anything or anyone but themselves.

I hope when New Orleans and LA. get it put back together, and these people come back to their home land, they run them two out on a rail....

I have seen cattle treated better than the gov and mayor treated these people, and to me, its an outrage!!!!


20 posted on 09/03/2005 7:32:44 AM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: areafiftyone

BUMP!!!!!!!


21 posted on 09/03/2005 7:33:14 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: areafiftyone
It is terrible that US Bush supporters actually have to join in on the blame game, but the Bush bashers started a ghoulish and pathetic attack. It is our responsibility and not the administration to get our hands dirty.
22 posted on 09/03/2005 7:34:15 AM PDT by BallyBill (MSNBC: the MST3K of cable news.)
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To: Sender
Maybe that was their plan all along before , during, and after the hurricane.
How can we, the NEW MEDIA get this truth out to the American public, that President Bush told them ( mayor of N.O. and the Gov of LA ) to evacuate days before the hurricane hit ? and the incompetence belongs on the backs of the liberals, the mayor of N.O. and the Gov of LA.
23 posted on 09/03/2005 7:35:17 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Sender
I hate to suggest it, but I wouldn't put it past the Democrats and the race baiters to hope for black suffering as ammunition to use against Bush.

For the last forty years or so, it seems that blacks are the most important Americans. If you upset them, offend them, look at them the wrong way, they can extract all kinds of monies from your city or state or business. Now if Bush does ANYTHING that can be taken as offensive then they can destroy him politically.

24 posted on 09/03/2005 7:35:25 AM PDT by ThomasNast
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To: areafiftyone
"Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding."


As this report was filed at "8/28/2005, 10:48 a.m. CT", President Bush most certainly had called Blanco on Saturday, August 27th, the same day the President declared Louisiana a disaster area. Katrina did not hit New Orleans until early a.m. Monday morning.



25 posted on 09/03/2005 7:35:30 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: areafiftyone

The government at ALL levels FAILED.


26 posted on 09/03/2005 7:35:38 AM PDT by Yasotay
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To: Sender
Yeah, that's a damn shame. I wish he'd had some buses before the hurricane hit.


27 posted on 09/03/2005 7:35:47 AM PDT by kenth (north Georgia mountains - prayers for all in the path of Katrina)
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To: jdm
They did less than let them just stay... the cops avoided them.

I heard Shepard Smith say countless times that the patrol cars were just “driving around... just watching”. Then, when the water came in from the lake... they just evaporated.

28 posted on 09/03/2005 7:36:15 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And now, little man, I give the watch to you.”)
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To: areafiftyone

Buses that Mayor Nagin never used to evacuate the people of New orleans who had no way out of the city prior to hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.

29 posted on 09/03/2005 7:36:39 AM PDT by Reagan Man (Secure the borders;punish employers who hire illegals;halt all welfare handouts to illegals.)
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To: areafiftyone
Mayor Nagin was saying on a tv interview as Cat-5 Katrina was nearing N.O. that his attorneys (city) recommended he NOT call for a mandatory evac due to potential 'liability' issues.

Afterward, the Mayor has been saying he couldn't get any responsive, decision-maker at the govern's office to act/respond/help.

Texas officials say they could not get any responsive, decision-maker at the govern's office for their offers of assistance.

Michigan (IIRC) officials wanting to offer NG support, say they could not get any responsive, decision-maker at the govern's office.

More and more it is seeming that the 'problem' was with the governor's office. FEDs needed the governor's OK because the governor is the state executive. Locals needed the governor's OK because much of the assistance has to come/be initiated by the state executive.
30 posted on 09/03/2005 7:36:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: areafiftyone

I saw this last Sunday and have been noting it since then. And I can even tell you the reason why SHE did this. After last year's failed evacuation of New Orelans when Hurricane Ivan "didn't hit," the city planners took a lot of heat for inconveniencing people. She waited for someone else to take the responsibilty so she could blame them if Katrina didn't hit. She noted that Bush not only ordered the evacs, but he also declared a state of emergency before she did.

From the start this crisis has been handled, politically. She failed to use the national guard in its proper "law enforecment" role because she didn't want to be held responsible for Guardsmen shooting "poor, black people." How could she even order this when her own AG and Mayor were helping to justify this looting under a "need to survive."


31 posted on 09/03/2005 7:37:05 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: areafiftyone

I also heard that the NOAA guy asked the mayor to evacuate.


32 posted on 09/03/2005 7:38:25 AM PDT by tiki
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To: cwb

You are right - that pathetic cow is simply trying to avoid all respponsibility for anything.

Is she in hiding?

She ought to resign in disgrace.


33 posted on 09/03/2005 7:41:04 AM PDT by headsonpikes (The Liberal Party of Canada are not b*stards - b*stards have mothers!)
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To: i_dont_chat

Also keep in mind that lots of blacks ignored the evacuation order. It's that mentality some blacks have in NO - "I ain't going nowhere the gov't will come anyway...."


34 posted on 09/03/2005 7:41:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: TomGuy

Mayor Nagin is an idiot. After last years Ivan debacle...when the hurricane didn't even hit his city, he was warned by the Red Cross of the cities failure. They even told him that they would not be setting up shelters in his city for anything greater than a Cat-2 since the city was too dangerous.

Nagin responded by noting that he could use the Superdome, but people even warned that it would turn into an island. He later said that he would than have to evacuate the city. He had at least a year to put in place a plan after these warnings and did nothing to evacuate any of these people.


35 posted on 09/03/2005 7:43:52 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: i_dont_chat

And I think most on the Gulf Coast knew that New Orleans was a sink of corruption and a city that would implode in the wake of a natural disaster.


36 posted on 09/03/2005 7:44:11 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: areafiftyone
These idiots did not even start a contraflow on I-10 until Sunday, mere hours before tropical storm-force winds started pounding the area. To my knowledge, there was NEVER a mandatory evacuation order given in the City of New Orleans. I happen to believe this was because the fool mayor knew damn well that if he issued a mandatory order he had a responsibility to get all the poor folks out of the 9th ward and he had no way to do it. He also probably knew that the second he gave a mandatory order, the looting would begin. So he just closed his eyes, ran for Baton Rouge, and hoped for the best. Idiot!!!!

I have this image in my mind of a whole bunch of corrupt local fatcats sitting at their TVs on Sunday thinking, "holy shit, it's the Big One, we dodged it for years while telling all the poor bastards we were preparing for it, and they're all gonna die because we put all the money in our own pockets. I had best get the hell out of Dodge."

37 posted on 09/03/2005 7:44:26 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (2,4,6,8 - a burka makes me look overweight!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Some did, but some whites did too. A lot of people ignored the order. But, all those who went to the Superdome can be considered as those who wanted out. Had they made buses available to take people out of the city before the storm hit, those people could all have been on them. The Superdome could have been left open for those who initially decided not to evacuate.


38 posted on 09/03/2005 7:45:54 AM PDT by kenth (north Georgia mountains - prayers for all in the path of Katrina)
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To: Sender
"Too bad they had no buses."


That's for sure!


King Nagin to knaves: "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"


Knaves : " I'm afraid they all drowned in the parking lot, your highass".



39 posted on 09/03/2005 7:46:56 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: areafiftyone; All
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40 posted on 09/03/2005 7:47:40 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: areafiftyone

One of the small, but significant items in the news report was how early-on the mayor was already taking in special needs people at the Superdome, early Sunday - people with walkers and in wheelchairs and with portable respirators - instead of arranging for them to go to the Hospitals, or even transporting them out to Tulane, which at least would not be under water. Then, having already sent people with special needs to the Superdome, he opens it up to 10s of thousands of others, and tells them to bring their own food for up to 3 or 4 days.

So, two points:

Since he did not provide much staff assistance at the Superdome, what did he think was going to happen with all the special needs persons he first took in there, when it got jammed up with another 30,000 people - who did not bring food for 3 or 4 days.

He told people going to the Superdome to bring food for 3 or 4 days, so he knew he had no legitimate expectation of achieving their evacation from the Surperdome until possibly Thursday. Yet, he has given everyone in the world the public perception that he believed otherwise, and feels the feds let him down. The man was not qualified to be dog catcher.

I know no one in the LSM will look at this, so I hust wanted to point it out.


41 posted on 09/03/2005 7:49:27 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli

In an interview with PBS the Mayor said he thought that 80% of the population of New Orleans had already gone to higher ground. How the heck could he think that? He didn't even care!


42 posted on 09/03/2005 7:51:16 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: backhoe

Bernard Kurich was just on Fox with Neil...and he pretty much said that the state and local officials screwed this up from the start. Even he noted how the city didn't have a plan to move the poor. I have a feeling those buses are going to become exhibit-1 during that Katrina hearings.


43 posted on 09/03/2005 7:51:31 AM PDT by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: Wuli


Your right these people should have had enough water and food each to last them for a few days from their own stores.


44 posted on 09/03/2005 7:52:34 AM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: janetjanet998

That's a complete load of crap. Initially, the storm was supposed to come in near Miami and head up through the Tampa Bay area, when it took the southwesterly jog, the track had it swinging back into Florida for about two minutes. All the tracks had it dead on for Louisiana, three or four days out.

This woman is criminally negligent as a Governor. No pre planning and no post hurricane services provided at all. All Floridians know it takes several days for Federal relief to come in, the local and state authorities are the first responders, in effect. In Florida, we are instructed to be prepared for hurricane season on day one. Of course, alot of us scramble a few days out to be sure we have extra water, batteries and canned goods, but most of us take it pretty seriously.

That said, I feel for the people of New Orleans. They have been victimized twice, first by the liberal social policies of the last forty years which made them totally dependent on the government, and two by the ineptitude of the state and local authorities.


45 posted on 09/03/2005 7:52:54 AM PDT by GatorGirl (God Bless Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: areafiftyone

Yes we need to spread this around. A good friend of mine and a staunch Bush supporter was mad at the President yesterday for not doing anything. I set her straight because I remembered this.


46 posted on 09/03/2005 7:53:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: cwb

Exactly. They want hearings. I say "Bring it On!!"


47 posted on 09/03/2005 7:53:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: areafiftyone
They could have used these to get a huge portion of the people out...
48 posted on 09/03/2005 7:56:15 AM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: Yasotay

The federal government should be quicker to respond, but the initial emergency response which includes law and order is the local and state government's responsibility. Was it the federal government first on the scene at the world trade centers? No, it was NYFD and NYPD with volunteers from all across the nation. In any disaster, the local government is in charge, with the state stepping in if needed.

None of that happened in New Orleans. The mayor and governor abandoned our fellow Americans in that city. It was bad enough to live in a bowl below sea level, it was exacerbated to horrendous levels by the inaction of the local and state government. The state and local should have tried to get a handle on things until the resources of the federal government could get on site.

Do you realize how unprecedented it is to have a president not only issue a disaster area proclamation before the disaster hits, but a president having to call a governor to get her to act in the face of danger? It's insane that a governor completely shirks her duties and leaves it up to the federal government to come in to take care of her problems. There are responsibilities the state has. It's why it's called a state. If governors defer all responsibility to the federal government, what's the point of having states at all?

The fact that today people are being helped, that people are being airlifted out, that control is being exerted is proof that the federal level did not fail. It was just that period of time before the federal level could get assembled and on the scene.

That mayor and governor both need to resign in shame. They need to apologize to those poor people they abandoned.


49 posted on 09/03/2005 7:56:36 AM PDT by kenth (north Georgia mountains - prayers for all in the path of Katrina)
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To: andyandval
"We urge residents in the areas that could be impacted to follow the recommendations of local authorities," McClellan said.

Unfortunately, the local N.O. authorities were out to lunch on that one.

50 posted on 09/03/2005 7:58:25 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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