Mayor Nagin - Come On Back To New Orleans - Oh, Wait, No Don't Come Back Yet

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    I appreciate his enthusiasm but...

    You know, if he acted this quickly on getting people OUT of the city when there was a threat of a hurricane.....
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    Mayor Ray Nagin halted the return of residents to New Orleans on Monday, citing the threat from the strengthening Tropical Storm Rita. The suspension came as state and federal officials -- including President Bush -- raised concerns that Nagin's plan to return evacuees to the devastated city was coming too soon. Nagin planned for about 180,000 people to return within the week.

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    Well at least everyone knows who NOT to vote for during the next election.
     
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    What a dolt---does this guy realize that people are watching all of his proclamations from shelters. They arrived here pretty confused and this is not helping to say the least. He better hope some of these angry folks NEVER return.
     
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    Have to agree, NOT a good idea to send people down there yet.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/2005091...JKCbpwv;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl
     
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    He is not the same caliber as Rudy Giuliani. But then again it is because of affirmative action he is the mayor.
     
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    Part of New Orleans, the Westbank (Algiers), is OK to return. Electricity, water, sewage, medical facilities, telephones and it did not flood. Spoke with some friends today who returned. West Jefferson Parish have been returning since last week.

    Most of the east bank is not ready for people. Mainly because of lack of medical and emergency facilities. Water and power are up in the French Quarter and Uptown, but it is dangerous.

    Nagin should have made this clear to the citizens wanting to return.
     
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    And if Rita hits, the levees and canals will hold? I wouldn't chance it.
     
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    they shouldn't take the chance because of diminished resources and need to get out. The Westbank (Algiers) is pretty high compared to the rest of the city. It did not flood.

    I was speaking of returning to live without the threat of another hurricane bearing down on the city.
     

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