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Louisiana Governor & New Orleans Mayor Fail to Follow NOLA Emergency Plan

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by carpro, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    A. Authority

    As established by the City of New Orleans Charter, the government has jurisdiction and responsibility in disaster response. City government shall coordinate its efforts through the Office of Emergency Preparedness

    The authority to order the evacuation of residents threatened by an approaching hurricane is conferred to the Governor by Louisiana Statute. The Governor is granted the power to direct and compel the evacuation of all or part of the population from a stricken or threatened area within the State, if he deems this action necessary for the preservation of life or other disaster mitigation, response or recovery. The same power to order an evacuation conferred upon the Governor is also delegated to each political subdivision of the State by Executive Order. This authority empowers the chief elected official of New Orleans, the Mayor of New Orleans, to order the evacuation of the parish residents threatened by an approaching hurricane.

    B. Issuance of Evacuation Orders

    The person responsible for recognition of hurricane related preparation needs and for the issuance of an evacuation order is the Mayor of the City of New Orleans. Concerning preparation needs and the issuance of an evacuation order, The Office of Emergency Preparedness should keep the Mayor advised.

    (Emphasis Mine)
  2. Ed Edwards

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    Aug 20, 2002
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    From that site:

    //A. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

    //The City of New Orleans is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The City's participation is conducted by the City Planning Commission (CPC). Citizens may receive information as to the NFIP rating of their properties at the City Hall (CPC) office. As much of the development now in place in New Orleans was developed prior to adoption of NFIP standards and rating zones, it is anticipated that should a major hurricane strike our area, that many structures, both private and public, would have to be rebuilt or replaced by structures meeting NFIP standards.//

    What are the NFIP standards?
    Would they run a $120,000 home (in central
    Oklahoma) that costs $400,000 (in New Orleans)
    up to about $2,000,000 to rebuild?
  3. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2004
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    Maybe the voters memories will last until the next election.