On August 26th, the national weather service announces hurricane Katrina will hit New Orleans in 24 hours. Many of the 1.2 million residents flee.
Tho use with cars jam the highways to get out of the city. The city offers the 200,000 people who remain city buses and trains as means of evacuating the city.
By the time the storm hits on August 29th, almost the entire city has safely evacuated . The few who remain take shelter in the convention center and superdome, after Mayor Nagin stocked it with fuel, food and bedding.
After the storm quiets down, federal, state, and city official successfully communicate on plans to help those still within the city. FEMA sends supplies into the city and promises to send buses to evacuate those who remain. The City welcomes a Navy hospital ship to help with those who could not evacuate the hospital.
Other states take in and care for Katrina’s homeless. Greatna, a city neighboring New Orleans, allows evacuees stranded on a highway overpass into the city and gives them needed food and supplies.
Promised buses arrive at the superdome, and convention center arrive, and bring the remaining people out of the city.