Mayor Orders Evacuation of New Orleans (Take 2)

Sigh- Here we go again:

Mayor Suspends Reopening of New Orleans

Bars, restaurants and shops had just begun showing signs of life when the mayor suspended the reopening of the city and ordered nearly everyone to leave town again as a new hurricane headed toward the Gulf of Mexico. …

The mayor reversed course even as residents began trickling back to the first neighborhood opened as part of his plan, the lightly damaged Algiers section.

“Now we have conditions that have changed. We have another hurricane that is approaching us,” Nagin said Monday. He warned that the city’s pumping system was not yet running at full capacity and that the levees were still very weak.

Nagin ordered residents who slipped back into the still-closed parts of the city to leave immediately. He also urged everyone already settled back into Algiers to be ready to evacuate as early as Wednesday.

The city requested 200 buses to assist in an evacuation. They would start running 48 hours before landfall from the downtown convention center and a stadium in Algiers.

OK this ceasing to be funny.

We left home with mostly nothing. Since we’ve been gone we have bought sheets, blankets, clothes etc. Since we only have one car with us, we had more “stuff” than we could take home in one trip. So over the weekend I drove 12 hours to check out the house and bring home our family pictures and assorted personal momentos.

Now I have to figure out whether to drive 12 hours to go pick them all back up or to take a gamble on the hurricane. Sigh.

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