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August 30, 2005

Governor orders complete evacuation of New Orleans

In a press conference this afternoon, the Governor of Louisiana ordered a complete evacuation of New Orleans, including all shelters, rescue centers, and hospitals. The Army Corps of Engineers revealed that the levy breaches have no yet been fixed and, in fact, one is now 300 feet long. The mayor of New Orleans listed his priorities as 1) evacuating those still stranded around the city, 2) fixing the breaches in the levee, and 3) caring for and evacuating the Superdome, hospitals, and all other shelters.

UPDATE: WWL-TV Reporter quotes officials as saying there may now be 60,000 people in the Superdome and that more people are still being urged to go there.
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