Thursday, March 30, 2006


Local paper:

"There may be instances where we have to evacuate people from trailers when we're not evacuating the city," said Terry Ebbert, homeland security director for New Orleans.

International wire service (via Libary Chronicles):

"Today the population stands around 200,000 to 225,000 people in New Orleans," said Orleans Parish Homeland Security Advisor Terry Ebbert. "Our goal is to ensure that we create an environment where it makes more sense to leave than to stay,"

"We want all 225,000 people to get out of the city," he said.


Residents will be ordered out not just for hurricanes, but for tropical storms, too, he said.

Ebbert's been in charge of the city's office of homeland security for three years; he should remember that the voluntary evacuation order for Hurricane Ivan" wasn't lifted until approximately 14 hours before it made landfall. How far in advance will he be telling everyone to get out of the city?

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