September 07, 2005

You mean they could have gotten out four days sooner!?


The Crescent City Connection is the tall bridge over the Mississippi River. The bridge and the access ramps to the bridge have remained accessable from downtown New Orleans. That is how the rescue vehicles accessed New Orleans once they arrived.

This overhead shot shows buses that were NOT underwater, yet were not used to evacuate people in the Superdome or in the Convention Center.

The magic question: why!?

(Click photo to enlarge)

(More coverage at Protein Wisdom & others)

Posted by mhking at September 7, 2005 08:58 PM | TrackBack

I just linked this, but how can we be certain the date is correct? Anyway to check this? Can you tell me a bit more about the source?

Posted by: Jeff G at September 7, 2005 11:53 PM

The NASA orbital shots were released on 9/1, as widely shown on all the news networks and Google Earth. They verify the time-stamp of the photo.

The information printed with the image comes from a poster on Free Republic. The information can be confirmed by looking at the same areas of the photos on Google Earth and zooming in enough to see the areas in question.

Posted by: Michael at September 7, 2005 11:59 PM

Nagin was offered bus *drivers* but this made him angy.
He wanted the president to order Greyhounds from all over the country to start heading for NO.


I need reinforcements, I need troops, man. I need 500 buses, man. We ain't talking about -- you know, one of the briefings we had, they were talking about getting public school bus drivers to come down here and bus people out here.

I'm like, "You got to be kidding me. This is a national disaster. Get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."

Posted by: SarahW at September 8, 2005 11:45 AM

Great post, Michael. Thanks.

Posted by: gail at September 8, 2005 12:18 PM

Fox news reported the POLICE were stopping folks from crossing the bridges, with gun fire. So those were blocked exits.

See the following blogs for more info:


New Orleans Diary Entry

This is a must read for those who think the local police were on the right side of the law.

Posted by: hunter at September 8, 2005 02:37 PM

hunter: Sorry, but that link you provided to the story sounds like it was made up. I believed it up until the point where the writer said a national guardsman apologized for not doing more because half the unit was in Iraq.

Posted by: nash at September 8, 2005 03:28 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?