August 30, 2005

New Orleans: Everybody outta the pool!

The disaster in New Orleans behind Hurricane Katrina continues to worsen. An ominous message came this evening.

Mayor Ray Nagin issued an urgent bulletin through WWL-TV at 6:30 p.m.

Nagin said efforts to stop the flow of water at the breach on the 17th Street Canal are failing, which means the floodwaters will rise again. Nagin said the waters will soon overwhelm the pump, shutting it down. He said the water will rise to 3 feet above sea level - or 12-15 feet
in some places of east Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

Nagin has advised residents who have not already evacuated to do so as soon as possible.

In other words, that's it.

The officials are conceeding New Orleans to the elements.

One reporter described the situation in New Orleans as being not unlike the post-apocalyptic thriller Mad Max: All for one, and God for us all.

Posted by mhking at August 30, 2005 10:03 PM | TrackBack
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