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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you mean i can’t stay and then blame the president afterwards?
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— Mayor Ray Nagin orders New Orleans evacuated, calling Hurricane Gustav “the mother of all storms.”
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.
Hey, Chocolate Boy! You still got some of those bazookas left over from Katrina?
heck with the stadium, they’ll be waiting in line for their ATM with Obabma’s face on it!
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. ;-(
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.
i like the table being removed.
Why can’t we go to the football stadium?
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?
People are being evacuated to here East Tennessee.....now. It was on tv news teaser.
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.
Tennessee?why so far up?
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.
Probably should have called it today, but better late than never.
Will they get the DEA, National Guard and CA Highway Patrol again if some people don’t want to leave?
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...
who is TSA?
Many buses hired for evacuation did not arrive
The state contracted for 700 buses, only 150 showed up. The state is backfilling with school buses.
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.
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.
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.
My assumption would be that it's to find places that could take them.
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).
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.
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.