“Hurricane Rita’s steady rains sent water pouring through breaches in a patched levee Friday, cascading into one of the city’s lowest-lying neighborhoods in a devastating repeat of New Orleans’ flooding nightmare.
“Our worst fears came true,” said Maj. Barry Guidry of the Georgia National Guard.
“We have three significant breaches in the levy and the water is rising rapidly,” he said. “At daybreak I found substantial breaks and they’ve grown larger.”
Dozens of blocks in the Ninth Ward were under water as a waterfall at least 30 feet wide poured over and through a dike that had been used to patch breaks in the Industrial Canal levee. On the street that runs parallel to the canal, the water ran waist-deep and was rising fast. Guidry said water was rising about three inches a minute. “
More here, including the very practical attitude of the guy who swam out of his house in the last hurricane, with household goods he wanted to save ducttaped to his body (tell me again, leftists, why duct- tape is no good in an emergency kit?), and now has to evacuate from the trailer he just got.
They are pretty sure that nobody was left in that part of NOLA. Everybody had been told to leave. Governor Honore supervised the evacuation, setting up buses and trucks at evacuation centers (using buses for transportation- Happy thought!)
That mean spirited, coldhearted, lacking in compassion governor of LA suggests that people who don’t leave should write their social security numbers on their arms with indelible ink. But did she provide them with the pens to do so? No, just another unfunded government mandate. That’s Republicans for you.
Oh. Wait. She’s a Democrat. And that’s the first sensible thing I have heard from her since before Katrina.
Just out of curiosity, does anybody who watches and reads the old media know if any of them have pointed out that if Mayor Nagin had not gotten his arm twisted by the President, he would have let people back into NOLA in spite of Rita? Shall we guess how many of them will mention that?