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Mandatory evacuations to begin Sunday morning in New Orleans
CNN ^ | 08/30/2008 | CNN

Posted on 08/30/2008 6:26:11 PM PDT by autumnraine

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered a mandatory evacuation of the city beginning 8 a.m. Sunday morning but urged residents to consider escaping "the mother of all storms" before then.

New Orleans residents leave Friday via Interstate 10 westbound ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

1 of 3 more photos » "You need to be scared," Nagin said. "You need to be concerned and you need to get your butts moving out of New Orleans right now. This is the storm of the century."

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: chocolatecity; evacuation; gustav; motherofallstorms; nagin; schoolbuses
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1 posted on 08/30/2008 6:26:11 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: autumnraine

huh?

you mean i can’t stay and then blame the president afterwards?


2 posted on 08/30/2008 6:33:31 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: autumnraine

CNN breaking news email:

— Mayor Ray Nagin orders New Orleans evacuated, calling Hurricane Gustav “the mother of all storms.”


3 posted on 08/30/2008 6:33:36 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: autumnraine

Hope and pray things will go ok for them. I hear that there will be no Superdome shelter this time. I assume Ray Nagin and his people decided not to have a shelter of last resort again, to hopefully encourage all to just evacuate out of town.


4 posted on 08/30/2008 6:33:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: autumnraine
Giant Germanic storm on the move! Chocolate city in Peril! Paging Governor Jindal!
5 posted on 08/30/2008 6:33:59 PM PDT by Shqipo (Palin for Veep...? The shot....SCORE!!!!!)
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To: autumnraine

Hey, Chocolate Boy! You still got some of those bazookas left over from Katrina?


6 posted on 08/30/2008 6:34:15 PM PDT by Old Sarge (I am not voting for McCain - I'm voting for PALIN!)
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To: ken21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnSAAVuEob8


7 posted on 08/30/2008 6:35:18 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: ken21

heck with the stadium, they’ll be waiting in line for their ATM with Obabma’s face on it!


8 posted on 08/30/2008 6:42:02 PM PDT by jhw61
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To: autumnraine

And if this thing hits NO with as much destruction as Katrina, Bush will get the blame and the Fed will be expected to pick up the tab for yet another rebuilding of a coastal city setting below sea level. ;-(


9 posted on 08/30/2008 6:44:46 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin '12)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If you go back and read the Times-Picayune it was Mitch Landreau who urged people to stay at the Super Dome and actually sent the LANG in to feed them there instead of bringing them out.

In Michael Brown’s upcoming book he will claim that he wanted to airlift the people out, but TSA said no. Brown even proposed stationing a marine on board, TSA still said no.


10 posted on 08/30/2008 6:47:10 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

that’s funny!

i like the table being removed.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 6:49:10 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: autumnraine

Why can’t we go to the football stadium?


12 posted on 08/30/2008 6:50:33 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: RDTF

13 posted on 08/30/2008 6:51:08 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: autumnraine

Who has the legal authority to order someone out of their home because of some possible natural disaster? Wouldn’t it take a court order of some kind in most states?


14 posted on 08/30/2008 6:51:30 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: ken21

People are being evacuated to here East Tennessee.....now. It was on tv news teaser.


15 posted on 08/30/2008 6:53:46 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: autumnraine

Hey Nagin, what about the plan you had last time? Why bother? Just let the buses flood, then blame the president.
Also, make sure you blame Bush for levee breaches, in case there’s another failure where your brother did the repair work.


16 posted on 08/30/2008 6:57:27 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: bert

Tennessee?why so far up?


17 posted on 08/30/2008 6:59:33 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: autumnraine

Nagin makes me ill. New Orleans deserves whatever fate awaits it after re-electing this bumbling racist. But I still hope and pray all its citizens can get to safety.


18 posted on 08/30/2008 7:00:07 PM PDT by impeachedrapist (All hail the empty toga!)
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To: autumnraine

Probably should have called it today, but better late than never.


19 posted on 08/30/2008 7:00:41 PM PDT by Amelia
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To: autumnraine

Will they get the DEA, National Guard and CA Highway Patrol again if some people don’t want to leave?


20 posted on 08/30/2008 7:01:07 PM PDT by wastedyears (Show me your precious darlings, and I will crush them all)
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To: autumnraine

I'm sure as he!! getting out or here!!

21 posted on 08/30/2008 7:02:06 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: CommieCutter

Wonder how many won’t return after this evac.?


22 posted on 08/30/2008 7:02:22 PM PDT by my right
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To: autumnraine

Live TV broadcast from WWL-TV in NOLA.

http://www.wwltv.com/video/?nvid=57429&live=yes


23 posted on 08/30/2008 7:08:44 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: All

Folks, this storm, if it continues as predicted, is going to affect millions of good people, killing some of them and wiping out more, possibly including my parents. It will end up costing us every one of us money in one way or another.

Can’t you think of something to post other than lame, stale, sick jokes?


24 posted on 08/30/2008 7:09:41 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: CommieCutter

He wanted greyhounds not school buses.


25 posted on 08/30/2008 7:09:50 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: gracesdad

Who is making jokes about it and why are waiting until know to call for mandatory evacuation?


26 posted on 08/30/2008 7:12:41 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: bert

We here in Memphis are expecting an Amtrack train here within the next 24 hours. Lots of evacuees coming. I hope it’s a different class of people from the one’s that came here three years ago. Lots of crime after the influx of Katrina refugees.


27 posted on 08/30/2008 7:18:05 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (DRILL NOW. DRILL OFTEN. DRILL 24/7/365. PAY LESS. SUCK THE GROUND DRY.)
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To: Perdogg

“Who is making jokes about it and why are waiting until know to call for mandatory evacuation?”

Not everybody is making jokes but go back and look at the comments here and on other threads.

As for why evacuations weren’t made mandatory earlier, they simply cannot order an evacuation down there every time the place is threatened. They already advised people to leave and the mandatory order comes in plenty of time for people to get out.


28 posted on 08/30/2008 7:20:15 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad

Most people are praying to the high heavens for you and your folks.

Stay safe friend.


29 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:45 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: All

I think the RNC must postpone the convention. We can’t be hammering Obama and celebrating while fellow Americans are suffering. This looks like it might be a major major storm. Postpone the convention.


30 posted on 08/30/2008 7:24:39 PM PDT by GOPinCa (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: autumnraine

Going westbound on I-10 keeps the evacuees squarely in Gustav’s path! I would head north toward Memphis in this case.


31 posted on 08/30/2008 7:25:29 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: autumnraine

Too bad the "John Wayne dude" retired.

"We're not stuck on stupid." - Lt.Gen Russel L. Honoré

32 posted on 08/30/2008 7:29:08 PM PDT by dancusa (For liberals there is no end to their rights and no beginning to their responsibilities.)
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To: my right

...or end up in an alley on blocks.


33 posted on 08/30/2008 7:29:59 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: GOPinCa
I think the RNC must postpone the convention.

How do they do that? (I'm not saying they shouldn't) The logistics must be a nightmare...and can they get the convention site at a different date?

34 posted on 08/30/2008 7:31:42 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: dancusa

I want him as McCain’s press secretary!


35 posted on 08/30/2008 7:34:04 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: autumnraine

It’s okay. We can just rebuild it again.


36 posted on 08/30/2008 7:36:49 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: autumnraine; Admin Moderator

My #36 wasn’t meant as a joke, but as a cynical observation. I think it may nevertheless be out of place, as we need prayers and action, not cynicism. So please remove it.


37 posted on 08/30/2008 7:42:26 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: impeachedrapist

Hey Nagin you fool! Button your shirt and wear the beret correctly.

Is it legal for him to be wearing all that fruit salad?

38 posted on 08/30/2008 7:44:07 PM PDT by dancusa (For liberals there is no end to their rights and no beginning to their responsibilities.)
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To: autumnraine
Mayor Nagin is cancelling the Southern Decadence Parade.

How can a Democrat do that?

39 posted on 08/30/2008 8:15:05 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: dancusa

He also appears to be wearing the insignia of Four Star General...


40 posted on 08/30/2008 8:16:06 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Perdogg

who is TSA?


41 posted on 08/30/2008 8:17:54 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: autumnraine

Many buses hired for evacuation did not arrive
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2008/08/many_buses_hired_for_evacuatio.html

The state contracted for 700 buses, only 150 showed up. The state is backfilling with school buses.


42 posted on 08/30/2008 8:22:22 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: autumnraine

Gustav is expected to be a cat 4 or 5 at its closest proximity to New Orleans - Katrina was a cat 3 when it arrived.

Rebuilding at or below sea level is folly - turn the French Quarter into a theme park and revert the rest to wetlands.


43 posted on 08/30/2008 8:25:00 PM PDT by MainFrame65 (The US Senate: World's greatest PREVARICATIVE body!)
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To: plain talk

http://www.tsa.gov/


44 posted on 08/30/2008 8:29:32 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: plain talk
who is TSA?

Transportation Security Agency - the folks who make sure that you don't try to get through the airport security checkpoint with more than 3 oz of contact lens solution.

45 posted on 08/30/2008 8:31:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: gracesdad
I agree with you completely.

I am stationed at the Navy Base in New Orleans, and I am afraid that the entire city is about to be destroyed by this storm.

My home in Marrero? I am not counting on ever seeing it again.

President Broussard just announced that he thinks the West Bank could see 6-8 feet water surges into the area.

If that happens, then it's bye bye to everything I have ever owned and worked for.

Thankfully, I am insured, but I still hate the thought of my home being turned into a wasteland.

46 posted on 08/30/2008 8:42:21 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: hercuroc
Tennessee?why so far up?

My assumption would be that it's to find places that could take them.

47 posted on 08/30/2008 8:44:48 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (McCain-Palin '08)
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To: autumnraine

Anyone who doesn’t get out this time has no (expletive) excuse. Still sorry to see more destruction, however, especially in what is one of my favorite cities from a cultural perspective (and yes, I have seen the WORST parts of the city, including Treme and the lower 9th, before Katrina).


48 posted on 08/30/2008 8:48:19 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: gracesdad
Folks, this storm, if it continues as predicted, is going to affect millions of good people, killing some of them and wiping out more, possibly including my parents. It will end up costing us every one of us money in one way or another.

Agreed. Let's be encouraged by the fact that people seem to have learned from the Katrina mess.

I was in New Orleans in April to help with rebuilding. It's still a mess down there three years later. The reality is that there was plenty of blame to go around. Nagin, Blanco, and yes some has to go to the President and FEMA. Lots of stuff was handled poorly. People made the wrong choices, the wrong assumptions.

What we should be doing now is watching and praying for those in the storms path, and then considering how we will respond to the aftermath.

49 posted on 08/30/2008 8:48:39 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (McCain-Palin '08)
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To: autumnraine

Isn’t waiting until Sunday pushing it a bit?

The storm will be close enough to land by Mon morning that I would imagine travel would not likely be possible in many places.

They need to be heading out yesterday.


50 posted on 08/30/2008 8:55:33 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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