The New Orleans Superdome Evacuations have been disrupted and the National Guards has been brought in following reports that shots were fired. New Orleans was all but abandoned yesterday to looting and lawlessness. Today some attempts are being made to restore order there. Some 25,000 refugees within the City of New Orleans are being bussed to San Antonio today. East Baton Rouge Parish Schools are holding an emergency meeting today to determine how to integrate the evacuees children into our public schools. I just got reports that here In Baton Rouge, downtown businesses and the governmental building has just been closed due to security challenges in the face of rampant crime. For more indepth information, see local news coverage at www.wafb.com.
1/20/06 - The reports of crime and lawlessness in Baton Rouge were rumors. The Governmental Building was shut down though out of fear which was rampant at this point. We in Baton Rouge were living the disaster and we were all pretty freaked out. So its understandable why all kinds of bizarre, fear based rumors were flying around.