New Orleans Ordered Evacuated Again It doesn't seem the Mayor knows what he's doing. He reacts impulsively - too quickly or too slowly - and shoots off his foul mouth too much. First he doesn't help people in his city leave that wanted to leave. Then he forces people in his city to leave who didn't want to and were doing just fine. Then he "invites" selected people to return to get things going again. Then he tells them all to leave again because there's a potential hurricane entering the Gulf of Mexico. All along the way he blames the federal government for being wrong and condemns their agents for speaking their mind. I wonder if he thinks it's time to confiscate some more weapons from residents. Tropical Storm Rita Take a look at the National Weather Service's prediction and ask yourself if you believe New Orleans is is grave danger relative to the area between Houston and Corpus Christi. If this merits the evacuation of New Orleans then people there best get ready for numerous evacuations every hurricane season. The best thing for the government to do is to furnish accurate information about what it knows - such as is presented by the National Weather Service - and let people make their own decisions about what's best for themselves. If seems some of us Texans have some choices to make in the next day or two based upon the best information we can get. We can't know for certain so we'll have to make some judgments and take some risks.