Friday, September 02, 2005

[New Orleans] Mayor to feds: 'Get off your asses'

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Here are some excerpts:

NAGIN:You know what really upsets me, Garland? We told everybody the importance of the 17th Street Canal issue. We said, "Please, please take care of this. We don't care what you do. Figure it out."

WWL: Who'd you say that to?

NAGIN: Everybody: the governor, Homeland Security, FEMA. You name it, we said it.

And they allowed that pumping station next to Pumping Station 6 to go under water. Our sewage and water board people ... stayed there and endangered their lives.

And what happened when that pumping station went down, the water started flowing again in the city, and it starting getting to levels that probably killed more people.

In addition to that, we had water flowing through the pipes in the city. That's a power station over there.

So there's no water flowing anywhere on the east bank of Orleans Parish. So our critical water supply was destroyed because of lack of action.


Anonymous said...

nagin is to blame

now he has to get bailed out by the feds

Mike V. said...

the Army Corps of Engineers begged for more money to get those levees into shape and were instead just pushed to the side by the administration who was too busy fighting this fucking war and cutting the taxes of the rich.

the destruction of NO by this Hurricane was basically predicted and yet they did nothing.