New Orleans: “Evacuate or You’re On Your Own”
More than 700 buses are being used to evacuate up to 30,000 people today, including the sick and elderly, who have no other means of transportation. The “city-assisted” evacuation is to be followed by a mandatory evacuation order over the weekend, depending on the storm’s progress. Trucks will be brought in to evacuate pets from the city, said Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Petfinder.com urges evacuees to take steps to ensure their pets’ safety. Make sure to put identifying collars and tags on your pets, place pets in pet carriers with your pet’s name, your name and cell phone number on the top. You will need to have pets in carriers to be able to use “city-assisted” transportation. Petfinder.com urges evacuees to take their pets with them when they leave.