Comments for: States declare emergencies as Isaac churns through gulf States declare emergencies as Isaac churns through gulf The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaac would grow to a Category 2 hurricane over the warm Gulf of Mexico. Read More States declare emergencies as Isaac churns through gulf Back to story → Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service. Keep it civil and stay on topic No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more): It should be noted this is not a comprehensive list. Don't insult one another or the subjects of BDN stories. 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Quite often, we won't see a comment until it's reported. Questions about why a comment was — or wasn't — deleted? E-mail us at email@example.com and let us know your username and where you posted or saw the comment. That's about it: Stick to writing about the stories; be civil; be kind; enlighten your neighbors. And we'll keep moderating posts to try to ensure everyone meets those standards. Anonymous Hopefully the evacuate like they were told last time!!!!!! Living in a fish bowl surounded by water isnt the wisest choice. Anonymous Many of those who didn’t evacuate for Katrina couldn’t evacuate. They were too poor and couldn’t afford to pay the travel cost to evacuate. Anonymous BS. If you look back, the Mayor (who is a Democrat) stated that the contingency plan stated they needed at least 5 days to evacuate for a Cat 5 Hurricane, yet he waited to give the order only 24 hours in advance. How about we blame people where it is due. And oh that’s right, the then Democrat Gov. waited to activate the National Guard. So stop trying this poor me feel sorry for these people that could have gotten off there butts and helped themselves like the people of Mississippi did. Anonymous Did your wife grow up there? No? Well mine did. You have no clue what it’s really like in the poor areas of that part of the south. Anonymous BooHoo! Get off your butts and re build then instead of blaming the federal government! And you’re telling me that everyone down there is poor? Give me a break! Anonymous I don’t know why I’m bothering to feed the troll who has no clue how things are down there. Those who could afford to get out did so and didn’t bother coming back as they found something better elsewhere. For some their cash only got them to Baton Rouge, which has doubled in population since Katrina. Others made it as far as Houston or Austin and found life better there and didn’t return. My wife grew up down there and was more than happy to flee as soon as she graduated from college and plans never to return. She was fortunate as she had $$$ while many of those left down there don’t. ‘nuf said. It wouldn’t have mattered what letter was after the mayor of NO when this storm hit, the results would have been the same. However, I believe if it had hit a year earlier, Bush, Jr. would have been a one termer. Anonymous you’re so wrong! if Obama was in you would have praised him. You are a typical liberal looking for a handout! By the way I have been to the south. So stop assuming things that you have no idea about! Anonymous As to evacuation, there’s no way the mayor could have ordered an evacuation 5 days in advance. Katrina had only formed 5 days prior to it hitting NOLA. 5 days before it hit it was a weak tropical storm over the Bahamas. The Feds had no idea what it’s final path would be. If NOLA’s mayor had ordered people to evacuate because of a (then) weak tropic storm forming over the Bahamas, no one would have listened to him regardless of what letter was after his name. Provided, once the path was known roughly 48 hours before it hit (when it exploded to a Cat 5 in the Gulf), he should have ordered it then, if he hadn’t. Please provide your source indicating he waited until only 24hrs before hand. Anonymous Generally in situations like this, if there is an evacuation – public transportation shuts down. Doesn’t seem to make much sense.