Free Republic member Wolfstar uses the media’s own images to rebut the notion that there was slow federal response to in New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast. Here’s how he summarizes the photo essay.
The near total evacuation of the major American port city of New Orleans, Louisiana was accomplished between Tuesday afternoon, August 30 and Friday afternoon, September 2, 2005. This evacuation occurred while other search, rescue, relief and evacuation operations were simultaneously being conducted throughout the Gulf Coast between approximately Lafayette, Louisiana, on the west and the Florida panhandle on the east – an area of about 90,000 sq. miles, or the size of the entire nation of Great Britain.
I’d say this amazing achievement is the opposite of slow. I’d say that it’s a stunning accomplishment and one that demonstrates superb organization, remarkable logistics flow, and the greatness of the American spirit.
From the following photographic timeline, it should be clear to all reasonable people that the failure of government response occurred before the hurricane hit, and it occurred solely at the local and state level.It’s a long photo essay, best viewed over a high speed internet connection.