Ray Nagin Says New Orleans Better Prepared

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who is up for reelection in April, said that the city is better prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. He said that buses would be used to evacuate people and they would be more likely to listen to his order to evacuate.

Nagin has just informed us that he was one of the reasons the disaster was so terrible. He admitted that he did not use the buses and his reluctance to order the evacuation left people behind.

In an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday, Nagin said New Orleans is better prepared for the upcoming hurricane season because of stronger flood walls and better evacuation plans after Hurricane Katrina.

I guess they are better prepared and would stand a better chance if there were another hurricane, they now have fewer people to evacuate. Nagin had his problems solved by the first hurricane. He was unable to get people out of the city because there were nearly half a million of them and his plans called for leaving about a third of them behind. Now that there are only around 170 thousand people who have returned he should have an easier time evacuating them.

Perhaps the people of New Orleans should think about evacuating Nagin from the Mayor’s office when April rolls around.

Source: Yahoo News

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2 Responses to “Ray Nagin Says New Orleans Better Prepared”

  1. N. Mallory says:

    Is he running? Someone down there told me he wasn’t even running again. Now I’m trying to remember who told me that.

  2. Big Dog says:

    This is from the article. I can only guess that means he is running.

    The 49-year-old mayor is up for re-election April 22 and faces two dozen candidates, including Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu and Audubon Institute chief executive Ron Forman.