Skip to comments.New Orleans orders mandatory evacuation
Posted on 08/30/2008 6:43:48 PM PDT by ricks_place
NEW ORLEANS -- Spooked by predictions that Hurricane Gustav could grow into a Category 5 monster, an estimated 1 million people fled the Gulf Coast Saturday _ even before the official order came for New Orleans residents to get out of the way of a storm taking dead aim at Louisiana.
Mayor Ray Nagin gave the mandatory order late Saturday, but all day residents took to buses, trains, planes and cars _ clogging roadways leading away from New Orleans, still reeling three years after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and killed about 1,600 across the region.
The evacuation of New Orleans becomes mandatory at 8 a.m. Sunday along the vulnerable west bank of the Mississippi River, and at noon on the east bank. Nagin called Gustav the storm of the century and told residents to "get your butts out of New Orleans now."
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What he got spooked by was the NHC telling him what the job north it took today means...
Live TV broadcast from WWL-TV, NOLA.
They’re talking about the evacs.
Nagin gave the order??? The mayor gives the order??
I know we shouldn't anthropomize these storms but this one looks like a cruise missile aimed at NOLA.
I can’t believe people aren’t sitting around waiting for the Federal Government to save them.
the anchors looked grim.
“I cant believe people arent sitting around waiting for the Federal Government to save them.”
You know, there are real live people living there, including my elderly parents (Thibodaux, La. — they’ve left) and numerous other relatives. Maybe you could mute your smug superiority for a while.
Wonder if the gays are staying (Southern Decadence Days, y’know). Would be interesting if they did and the hurricane decides to give them a little kiss.
Will they be using the buses this time?
When I was a kid they always seemed to make sharp turns and fool us, but today they seem to stay on track. I’m praying it turns and goes to an unpopulated part of Mexico.
Works for me
Welfare Recipients one, Taxpayers zero (we are already paying for them anyway), if there has to be destruction...
Maybe they won’t rebuild this time... “hope” they do the World a favor.
(Sorry for you guys in TN, (or wherever the “refugees” end up, my advice is to double lock everything,install motion detectors, buy ammo and sleep less than you did before they showed up) been there, done that.
Wolf Blitzer, Sept 1, 2005
that’s a good thought!
I suspect Jindal made Nagin an offer Nagin couldn't refuse...
And Jindal let the Natl Guard in too. Five days they kept the guard out and then blamed Bush.
CBS is asking what McCain is going to do this time; now he is a Senator, so how is he any different in this than Senator Obama?
I hope they don’t refuge out of NOLA and come to Texas for their little rump ranger convention.
If I misinterpreted, then I apologize. I’m too far away to do anything to help my parents, who were just getting ready to put their house on the market to move back this way. I’m a tad touchy tonight.
That’s way too many syllables for NO.
“Get out!” might be more easily understood but after Katrina the only thing that would convince some is a tidal wave or a 2x4.
this one looks like a cruise missile aimed at NOLA.
Didnt Katrina do the same thing ??????
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I know some people there...
They are hard working, own their own house and dont rely on the govt...
yeah we need to get this information straight cause if someone dies they will blam bush even if it was a dem that created the problem.
I have heard that (Conservative Republican LA Governor) Jindal commandeered over 700 of them when he ordered evacuations starting yesterday...
Ray “School Bus” Nagin...what a loser... “git yo butts outta N’Orlins befoe I git whackt agin”.
How many folks died because of that jerk?
According to AP Nagain is running the show:
Mayor Ray Nagin gave the mandatory order late Saturday, but all day residents took to buses, trains, planes and cars clogging roadways leading away from New Orleans, still reeling three years after Hurricane Katrina flooded 80 percent of the city and killed about 1,600 across the region.
I can’t even imagine the frustration and anguish you’re going through. God bless you, your family and everyone else who will be affected by that storm.
Did Katrina kill 1600 people?
I hope Jindal has the NG keep watch over the levees. Maybe they could install some video cameras, just in case. And the Feds should try to keep an eye on Ayers and his gang. A well placed bomb would be blamed on the Republicans (again), and give Obama a boost.
You know, there are real live people living there, including my elderly parents (Thibodaux, La. theyve left) and numerous other relatives. Maybe you could mute your smug superiority for a while.
There’s a lotta Idiots on these threads,my FRiend,,,
The pig-squeeeel will start when they they figure out
that 30% of the oil and gas for the USA has been shut down.
Food shipments to the port of NOLA has been shut down,,,
No home heating oil (80%) for the North/NE,,,
1800 dead just a joke to some,,,
Glad your folks got out ok...
Well, it's kind of difficult to rebuild anew something under the management of corrupt, thieving politicians and their cronies.
Parasites like them can only survive on a healthy host, and for centuries New Orleans was healthy and thriving as a major port city and commercial hub.
Parasites can't build anything themselves, though, that requires productive, self-reliant, confident people without too many parasites sucking their blood while they build.
Katrina threatened to leave the parasites high and dry, with hardly anyone left in town to graft - they've had to resort to swindling the rest of the United States.
Article: Where Did the Katrina Money Go?
Actually, I’m in TN and during the Katrina disaster, we didn’t have much of any problem in our part of the state. A very toney town near us fixed up large shelters, or housed people in motels, Red Cross fed them at churches, (but most of them opted for fast food, comfort food instead most of the time with FEMA money or their own money), and the town and Nashville as well even had employers sending hiring staff to the shelters to find employees. A lot of New Orleanians had nothing to go back to, so they took jobs here and across the country. They took the chance to get out of N.O., getting their own apartments and glad for new opportunities. Some have stayed away from N.O. and started their own restaurants.
Thanks for your post. I cringe every time I read a post that says something similar to, people in N.O. are stupid, or people in New York deserve it, blah blah.
The stereotyping is idiotic.
Didn’t Katrina hit during the southerndecadence parade before? Or just after it?
Yup. Hit just prior to it. Canceled it. Boy, what a coincidence. (But if Pat Robertson were to mention this "coincidence," boy, would others make sure the "wrath of God" would descend upon him for pointing it out)
The stereotyping is idiotic.
It seems like every thread has a load of that Krap on it,,,
Most from the West or the North from lookin’ at their pages.
I think it’s a message - “DON’T LIVE THERE.”
Are the landlords (ie., federal government taxpayers) going to be picking up New Orleans’ welfare-state Democrats in limousines and giving them a ride to plush hotels this time, the way they failed to do last time? And, of course, handing out $2,000 “debit” cards like candy....
Good post, good link.
I’m glad Nagin learned from his errors with Katrina. I hope no one is killed or seriously injured there. Prayers for those in Gustav’s path!
I asked on another thread, without a plausible answer, “Who has the authority to order me out of my home and for reason”? Shouldn’t it take a court order?
I hear voices: "Sorry to rain on your parade"....again.
Let them parade....on another planet.
Do as you wish...at your own peril.