New Orleans mayor calls for residents outside of levee system to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Ida landfall

Posted on AllSides August 27th, 2021
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has called for the mandatory evacuation for all New Orleans residents outside the city's protective levee system as Hurricane Ida approaches Louisiana. Citizens inside the levee zones with medical needs have also been encouraged to begin voluntary evacuations now, as the forecast for the storm worsens. 

"The bottom line and the greatest takeaway is that we do have a major storm heading our way," Cantrell said in a press conference Friday. "This is the time to take action."

Cantrell announced that the city of New Orleans has...

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