The few thousands that they were responsible for. the rest had
transporation. Nagin told them earlier in the summer that they were
basically on their own.
My point is, and has been, that they didn't follow their own plan.
they didn't even attempt it.
On 4/9/07, Booth Martin <booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In other words, your point is that the local officials did a great job
with most of the evacuation. It was only a few thousands out of
millions that they were unable to handle exactly as you, with the
benefit of hindsight, would have handled differently? Is that your point?
rick baird wrote:
> On 4/9/07, Wayne McAlpine <wayne.mcalpine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It is generally not possible to get people in hurricane areas to
>> evacuate until there is a reasonable amount of certainty that the storm
>> poses a threat to them. Officials sometimes recommend evacuating
>> earlier, but only as a CYA measure.
> >From what I understand, there was significant gridlock, but mostly to
> the northwest.
>> Forty-eight hours was ample time
>> and, as I've pointed out earlier, it worked almost without a hitch.
>> Contra-flow was initiated immediately and the practice exercise earlier
>> in the year made it go like clockwork.
> I agree, those who wanted to leave and could leave, did so in a very
> efficient manner. Those are not the folks I'm speaking of.
> I'm talking about how the poor and immobile were taken by city bus to
> the superdome, and worse, the convention center - against the disaster
> plan - and no effort was made to get them out of the city. none
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