Without these buses I don’t think we would have gotten out of the city before the storm hit
Don’t worry we’ll be safe here
the mayor stocked up on food and supplies well be ok
on August 26th, the national weather service announced hurricane Katrina would hit New Orleans in 24 hours. Many of the 1.2 million residents flee the city.
FEMA can send supplies and buses
We have to get them out of the city
we can send in a Navy medical ship
Those with cars jammed 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.
thank God Gretna is helping us
Welcome to Gretna
I don’t know how much longer we could have stayed on the highway
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. The mayor has stocked the superdome with fuel, food and bedding.
After the storm quiets down, federal, state, and city officials successfully communicate on plans to help those still within the city. FEMA sends supplies and promises to send buses to evacuate those at the superdome and convention center. The city welcomes a Navy hospital ship to help with those who need medical attention and who could not evacuate the hospital.
other states take in and care for Katrina’s homeless. Gretna, 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 and bring the remaining people out of the city. Thanks to the help provided to the city, there were many less fatalities than there might have been.