Skip to comments.Mandatory evacuations to begin Sunday morning in New Orleans
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."
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I'm sure as he!! getting out or here!!
Wonder how many won’t return after this evac.?
Live TV broadcast from WWL-TV in NOLA.
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?
He wanted greyhounds not school buses.
Who is making jokes about it and why are waiting until know to call for mandatory evacuation?
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.
“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.
Most people are praying to the high heavens for you and your folks.
Stay safe friend.
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.
Going westbound on I-10 keeps the evacuees squarely in Gustav’s path! I would head north toward Memphis in this case.
Too bad the "John Wayne dude" retired.
"We're not stuck on stupid." - Lt.Gen Russel L. Honoré
...or end up in an alley on blocks.
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?
I want him as McCain’s press secretary!
It’s okay. We can just rebuild it again.
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.
Hey Nagin you fool! Button your shirt and wear the beret correctly.
Is it legal for him to be wearing all that fruit salad?
How can a Democrat do that?
He also appears to be wearing the insignia of Four Star General...