...meaning, essentially, run for your life. Hurricane Gustav is on its way.
Mandatory evacuation of New Orleans has been ordered, effective today. All major highways around the city are one-way: out. Mayor Nagin says half the population has already left.
Mandatory evacuation from your city. Can you imagine? The closest thing in my experience is the curfew we were under in L.A. during the 1992 riots. Not nearly the same thing, of course.
"Say a prayer for us," says Nagin to the rest of America.
You got it.