They could have used these to get a huge portion of the people out...
posted on 09/03/2005 7:56:15 AM PDT
(If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
Is use of the school buses something the Mayor could order or was it the responsibility of some school system official? Don't know Napoleonic Law and don't know the actual power the Mayor has even in emergency situations.
Nevertheless, as has been pointed out on this board, New Orleans officials did not adjust what ever excuse they had for an evacuation plan after it fell apart last year.
posted on 09/03/2005 8:01:33 AM PDT
by gov_bean_ counter
(Can we swap Cindy Sheehan in Crawford for Cindy Crawford anywhere?)
With that many buses available...... they could have gotten everyone out had they started Saturday IF they had a plan in place....setting up prior "safe housing" elsewhere in the State or in Texas. Even if they were going as far as Houston or Dallas, they'd have had time to fill them up 3 times. It's maddening.
My biggest frustration on the school bus issue... was that the drivers (had they been asked) would have known where even the most remote and poor children/families lived .....sounded the alarm and helped evacuate..... in plenty of time. IMHO
posted on 09/03/2005 11:27:46 AM PDT
(Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
By my count, there are about 210 buses in this picture. At 60 riders per bus, that's over 12,000 people who didn't have to stay in New Orleans.
posted on 09/03/2005 11:33:48 AM PDT
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