Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Much has been written about the lack of transportation out of New Orleans for those unable to provide their own. According to the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Evacuation & Sheltering Plan (p13 of EOPSupplement1a.pdf )
    "The primary means of hurricane evacuation will be personal vehicles. School and municipal buses, government-owned vehicles and vehicles provided by volunteer agencies may be used to provide transportation for individuals who lack transportation and require assistance in evacuating."

So the plan calls for the use of school and municpal buses. So why do we see this?

after Mayor Nagin was screaming for buses? Why weren't the used before Katrina made landfall and then again afterwards?

I know. It's Bush's fault!

Maybe not.

Image credits - Sacred Cow Burgers

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