The silence has been deafening.
Our goal is to create an environment for all of the individuals to leave in the face of a storm rather than stay.
The people arriving on this side of the building are expected to fend for themselves. We have some water.
Some of them, it was their last night on Earth. That's a hard way to learn a lesson.
It's a very slow rise, and it will remain so until we plug that breach. I think we can get it stabilized in a few hours.
There are gangs of armed men in the city moving around the city.
This is a national emergency. This is a national disgrace.
They keep coming out of the woodwork. The human suffering I've seen here is greater than anything I've ever been exposed to.
Beginning Saturday, we will be on the path of bringing New Orleans back. We feel it's vitally important for this city to stay alive, for commerce to start moving in the right direction.
It is vitally important for this city to stay alive, to start moving commerce in the right direction. But we have to do it in a progressive manner.
These are not individuals looting. These are large groups of armed individuals.
We have no criminal justice system functioning today.
Three inches of rainfall would cause us to have flooding and we would lose ground. You can expect there to be a mandatory evacuation anytime we encounter a large rainfall.