Originally Posted by 94bmw325i
Didn't they know about the whole hurricane about 5 days before it would hit? They should have just got the people out before that, and provided buses and everything w/national guard to force them to leave.
yes, they knew about it. they made well sure that everyone knew about it... thus why the saints and tulanes football team and all the wealthy made it out of the city. the ones that remained either had no way of leaving (too poor to own a car) or ignored it. apparently a lot of people stayed ebcause they get 4 or 5 hurricane alerts a year and ignore them because you can't just pack up and leave every time.