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Evacuating a city

They have ordered the entire city of New Orleans to be evacuated.

I suppose there was no back up plan for the people in the Superdome?

Where do you put an entire population of a city? And how do you get them all out in time, before rising waters or collapsing buildings or disease take over?

Visit Val for a list of ways to make donations and I'll repeat these again:

Second Harvest
Feed the Children
Heart to Heart
Trained volunteers needed (this is a local story, but I'm sure if you call your local Red Cross, they will have info on volunteering)

Comments

I suppose there was no back up plan for the people in the Superdome?

Where do you put an entire population of a city? And how do you get them all out in time, before rising waters or collapsing buildings or disease take over?

The Superdome WAS the backup plan, for all the people who didn't or couldn't follow the mandatory evacuation order issued BEFORE the storm. They're estimating 80% of the city got out, so it's not an entire population that needs to be evacuated now.

Most of the refugees are here in Baton Rouge and the outlying communities, and we expect them to be here for many weeks, sleeping on the floors of church gyms and such all over town. We will do all we can to make them comfortable while they're here, but that's not going to give them homes or jobs to go back to. This is truly heartbreaking. I hope our country rallies around these people like they have for other national catastrophies, and I have every confidence that they will.