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New Orleans orders mandatory evacuation
Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2008 | BECKY BOHRER

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: evacuation; gustav; nagin; nola
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Nagin called Gustav the storm of the century and told residents to "get your butts out of New Orleans now."
1 posted on 08/30/2008 6:43:48 PM PDT by ricks_place
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To: ricks_place

What he got spooked by was the NHC telling him what the job north it took today means...


2 posted on 08/30/2008 6:45:33 PM PDT by Ingtar (Go Palin! Oh, I supppose the other guy too. '08)
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To: ricks_place
Oh well, so much for the gay parade.

http://southerndecadence.com/

3 posted on 08/30/2008 6:48:54 PM PDT by ryan71 (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: ricks_place

Live TV broadcast from WWL-TV, NOLA.

They’re talking about the evacs.

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


4 posted on 08/30/2008 6:49:42 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: ricks_place

Nagin gave the order??? The mayor gives the order??


5 posted on 08/30/2008 6:51:47 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Ingtar
It's weird but it seems like ever since it hit Jamaica it just turned and it's headed almost directly at NOLA. What's evern stranger is that it almost looks like it's making course corrections on the wundermap to make a direct NOLA hit.

I know we shouldn't anthropomize these storms but this one looks like a cruise missile aimed at NOLA.

6 posted on 08/30/2008 6:52:30 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Define yourself by what you do, not by your ideology, belief, origins, genitals, etc ....)
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To: ricks_place

I can’t believe people aren’t sitting around waiting for the Federal Government to save them.


7 posted on 08/30/2008 6:54:51 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (DRILL HERE. DRILL NOW. PAY LESS!)
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To: ricks_place
I guess the Heineken beer looter, his friends, and the N'awlins police will have the whole town to themselves.
8 posted on 08/30/2008 6:56:05 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: LibFreeOrDie

thanks.

the anchors looked grim.


9 posted on 08/30/2008 6:57:08 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

“I can’t believe people aren’t 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.


10 posted on 08/30/2008 6:59:30 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: ricks_place

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.


11 posted on 08/30/2008 6:59:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ricks_place

12 posted on 08/30/2008 7:00:06 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: ricks_place

Will they be using the buses this time?


13 posted on 08/30/2008 7:00:19 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: ken21

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.


14 posted on 08/30/2008 7:02:39 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Centurion2000

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.


15 posted on 08/30/2008 7:02:42 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: ricks_place
"You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals, as Jack Cafferty just pointed out, so tragically, so many of these people, almost all of them that we see, are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold."

Wolf Blitzer, Sept 1, 2005

16 posted on 08/30/2008 7:03:27 PM PDT by edpc (@#&!*$)
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To: Hattie

that’s a good thought!


17 posted on 08/30/2008 7:04:06 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Nagin gave the order??? The mayor gives the order??

I suspect Jindal made Nagin an offer Nagin couldn't refuse...

18 posted on 08/30/2008 7:04:51 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: gracesdad
God bless your parents and all those affected.

I'm very sorry if anyone took offense. That wasn't what I meant at all. I'm simply noticing that people down there are being very proactive.
19 posted on 08/30/2008 7:07:32 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (DRILL HERE. DRILL NOW. PAY LESS!)
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To: mewzilla
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?

20 posted on 08/30/2008 7:09:56 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: ryan71; Secret Agent Man

I hope they don’t refuge out of NOLA and come to Texas for their little rump ranger convention.


21 posted on 08/30/2008 7:10:14 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Question Liberal Authority

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.


22 posted on 08/30/2008 7:13:10 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: ricks_place

man-da-tor-y?

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.


23 posted on 08/30/2008 7:15:48 PM PDT by relictele (2)
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To: Centurion2000

this one looks like a cruise missile aimed at NOLA.
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Didnt Katrina do the same thing ??????


24 posted on 08/30/2008 7:17:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: ricks_place
New Orleans should be razed to the ground. The opportunity should be taken to rebuilt anew not in the path of Nature's most devastating storms.

"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

25 posted on 08/30/2008 7:19:35 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: gracesdad

Thibodaux, La.
_____________________________________

I know some people there...

They are hard working, own their own house and dont rely on the govt...


26 posted on 08/30/2008 7:20:27 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


27 posted on 08/30/2008 7:20:58 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: John123
"Will they be using the buses this time?"

I have heard that (Conservative Republican LA Governor) Jindal commandeered over 700 of them when he ordered evacuations starting yesterday...

28 posted on 08/30/2008 7:21:54 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: ricks_place; Bender2

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?


29 posted on 08/30/2008 7:23:25 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper (Let's Roll!!)
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To: ricks_place
Man, How my gonna make a buck?


30 posted on 08/30/2008 7:23:26 PM PDT by jaz.357 (the best in a war, very dangerous otherwise.)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


31 posted on 08/30/2008 7:23:54 PM PDT by angcat
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To: gracesdad

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.


32 posted on 08/30/2008 7:24:05 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (DRILL HERE. DRILL NOW. PAY LESS!)
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Did Katrina kill 1600 people?


33 posted on 08/30/2008 7:24:51 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Hattie

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.


34 posted on 08/30/2008 7:26:07 PM PDT by Ragnar54
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To: gracesdad

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.
~~~
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...


35 posted on 08/30/2008 7:32:50 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: goldstategop
The opportunity should be taken to rebuilt anew not in the path of Nature's most devastating storms.

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?

36 posted on 08/30/2008 7:45:58 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: TexasTransplant

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.


37 posted on 08/30/2008 7:47:26 PM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT !!!)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

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.


38 posted on 08/30/2008 7:54:45 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Twinkie
Yes, a lot of the Katrinas have stayed to live here in TX too. Personally I think they should just get everyone out of NO and let the da$$ levees go. We can rebuild the port and make the people move inland. No one should die for the levees.
39 posted on 08/30/2008 8:01:01 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: ryan71

Didn’t Katrina hit during the southerndecadence parade before? Or just after it?


40 posted on 08/30/2008 8:10:08 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN; ricks_place; Secret Agent Man
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)

41 posted on 08/30/2008 8:18:48 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Lijahsbubbe

The stereotyping is idiotic.
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True Dat!,,,

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.


42 posted on 08/30/2008 8:36:25 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: ricks_place
Get ready for Katrina #II


43 posted on 08/30/2008 8:37:55 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is not 'free'.)
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To: Centurion2000

I think it’s a message - “DON’T LIVE THERE.”


44 posted on 08/30/2008 8:47:40 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: ricks_place

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....


45 posted on 08/30/2008 8:54:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mvpel

Good post, good link.


46 posted on 08/30/2008 9:00:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ricks_place

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!


47 posted on 08/30/2008 9:17:49 PM PDT by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: Sacajaweau

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?


48 posted on 08/30/2008 9:29:50 PM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: ryan71
Thanks...I think I understand God's plan a little better.

I hear voices: "Sorry to rain on your parade"....again.

Let them parade....on another planet.

49 posted on 08/30/2008 9:37:42 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: Buffalo Head
Good grief...If your house was on fire...Would you say..."I'm staying!!" Common sense says get out...And you shouldn't have to be told.

Do as you wish...at your own peril.

50 posted on 08/30/2008 9:41:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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