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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Louisiana Neighborliness?

In a disaster such as the flood that hit New Orleans when the floodwalls broke, survivors often seek simply to get out of the flooded area.

According to this article in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, people trying to leave New Orleans will need to force their way through police cordons in any similar disaster in the future.

The "first responders" in areas adjacent to New Orleans have a strange idea of the appropriate first response to the plight of their neighbors.


Blogger cc said...

I almost laughed when I read this. I know, I know, that sounds really heartless and cruel.

If someone told you 400-500 "escapees of the Superdome" were heading your way, wouldn't you freak out? I know I would.

September 22, 2005 11:01 PM  

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