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Re: Flood Relief Efforts - Unfair Criticism?
5 Sep 2005 23:51:23 GMT

In article <>,
John L. Shelton <> wrote:

> It will be very hard to convince me that 100k people in New Orleans
> were incapable of leaving in advance. Many poor people have cars, or
> have friends/families with cars. There were enough cars in NO to
> evacuate everyone.

Interestingly, the prophetic series by the Times-Picayune back in 2002
predicted exactly that:

"...And 100,000 people without transportation will be especially


A large population of low-income residents do not own cars and would
have to depend on an untested emergency public transportation system
to evacuate them."

The entire series is available here:

John Meissen

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