Thursday, September 08, 2005

New Orleans Residents Face Down Evacuation Bid

Despite tough talk from New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and scare stories about disease and toxins from the US Centers for Disease Control, residents determined to stay seem to have successfully stalled implementation of forced evacuations.

Local reports indicate Louisiana State Police troopers and National Guard units in New Orleans are unwilling to participate in forced evacuations. But FEMA are still blocking aid in a policy some locals have dubbed "trying to starve us out."