Police told to clear New Orleans

Posted on September 7, 2005 

Police told to clear New Orleans

New Orleans’ mayor has told police to use persuasion or force to evacuate anyone still refusing to leave the flooded city, as health fears grow.

Ray Nagin said all but those involved in the rescue effort should leave.

Up to 10,000 may still be in the city, amid water contaminated by dead bodies, raw sewage, fuel and rusting vehicles – nine days after Hurricane Katrina hit.

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