Connect with us

archive

Katrina Evacuation Most Successful in NO History

John McQuaid, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his series in the Times-Picayne predicting massive flooding in New Orleans, called Katrina evacuation “the most successful in New Orleans history.” Ironically enough, this comment appeared on a moderated chat by Campus Progress. In the transcript McQuaid said:

[T]his was the most successful evacuation in NO history. They got around 80 percent of the entire metro area to depart – the previous record was about 60 percent. And for those that did leave, it went pretty smoothly relative to past attempts.

and

[New Orleans Mayor] Nagin could have done more to have an evacuation plan. That said, there are limits to how many people who didn’t want to leave could have been forcibly removed in the space of a day or two. So even if they had a good evacuation. plan, there still would have been people left behind, trapped, etc.

Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter

Up Next:

Anybody Home?

Don't Miss:

Leahy’s Line:

Written By

Miss Carpenter was formerly a congressional correspondent & assistant editor for HUMAN EVENTS. She is the author of "The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Rodham Clinton," published by Regnery (a HUMAN EVENTS sister company).

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement
Advertisement

TRENDING NOW:

Buzzfeed Bashes 14-Yr-Old Trump Fan, Celebrates Kids in Drag.

TECH

‘Reaganesque’: Economist Tells CNBC Trump Could Shift Global Order In China Trade War

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Al Jazeera: ‘Jews Exploit Holocaust’.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Salvini: ‘Extremists’ Are Those Who’ve Governed Europe in the Name of Finance, Multinationalism, Mass Migration.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Connect
Newsletter Signup.

Sign up to the Human Events newsletter