Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Evacuation Plan

I have now read the 45 paged evacuation plan from the State Of Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan. Here are some details:

"Local transportation resources should be marshaled and public transportation plans implemented as needed. Announce the location of staging areas for people who need transportation. Public transportation will concentrate on moving people from the staging areas to safety in host parishes with priority given to people with special needs." It also says that the Governor will "Mobilize State transportation resources to aid in the evacuation of people who have mobility and/or health problems. Deploy to support risk area parishes."

Looks like to me it was the responsibility of the State of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans to make sure people who couldn't get out on their own were evacuated. Including poor people. The plan never happened. Naturally, this is Bushes fault.

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