New Orleans Leaders Float Emergency Plan New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other officials lay out new evacuation plans for the city, nearly nine months after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The revamped strategy focuses on helping the evacuation of those without transportation. Nagin also reassures residents that looting will be prevented.
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New Orleans Leaders Float Emergency Plan

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New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and other officials lay out new evacuation plans for the city, nearly nine months after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. With the revamped strategy focused on helping those without transportation leave, Nagin reassured residents that looting would be prevented.

Nagin, who faces a runoff election for his post on May 20, says the detailed plan for a total evacuation in the event of a huge storm was worked out over several months, with the help of the federal government. The plan would use buses and trains to get people out of the city.

New Orleans is getting ready for another hurricane season, which begins on June 1.