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Late May 2005: New Orleans City Official: City Unable to Evacuate All Residents

New Orleans Emergency Preparedness Director Joseph Matthews admits in an interview that the city lacks the ability to safely evacuate residents who do not have their own transportation. “It’s important to emphasize that we just don’t have the resources to take everybody out,” he says. (Nolan 7/24/2005)


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