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Governor says entire city (New Orleans) needs to be evacuated
wwltv.com ^ | 04:36 PM CDT on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/30/2005 4:08:23 PM PDT by gondramB

With conditions in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans rapidly deteriorating, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Tuesday that everyone still in the city, now huddled in the Superdome and other rescue centers, needs to be evacuated.

"The situation is untenable," Blanco said, pausing to choke back tears at a news conference. "It's just heartbreaking."

The breach of two levees Tuesday meant the city was rapidly filling with water and the prospect of having power was a long time off, the governor said. She said the storm also severed a major water main, leaving the city without drinkable water.

"The goal is to bring enough supplies to sustain the people until we can establish a network to get them out," Blanco said.

FEMA is considering putting people on cruise ships, in tent cities, mobile home parks, or so-called floating dormitories, boats FEMA normally uses to house its own employees, said Coordinating Director Bill Lokey.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: floods; hurricanekatrina; huuricane; neworleans; weather
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To: Powerclam

You are absolutely correct. Bobby Jindal could not have prevented what happened. That was truly act act of nature which no man could control. However, Govenor Blanco was warned by President Bush verbally to evacuate the city days before the hurricane approached. The President took this unprecented action because he saw that the Governor had no idea what was about to occur. At least Bobby Jindal has a brain between his ears. Not only do I blame Governor Blanco for being asleep at the wheel, but I blame every Democrat in the state of Louisiana, and throughout the country, including the Congressional Black Caucus, for taking and using the support of the Black folk of LA, and then keeping them in the chains of economic slavery and poverty for years and years, thus placing them in harms way from this terrible, unyielding act of nature. God will take his justice on these evil and hateful Democrat party low life!!! Maybe, just maybe, some day the majority of American Black folk will realize that the Democrat Party and their current Black leaders are not their friends, nor supporters.


261 posted on 09/03/2005 8:21:42 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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