Comments for: States declare emergencies as Isaac churns through gulf

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, at 6:39 a.m.

The National Hurricane Center predicted Isaac would grow to a Category 2 hurricane over the warm Gulf of Mexico.

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  • 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.

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