After his rant on the radio earlier in the day, Mayor Nagin of New Orleans interrupted the evacuation of refugees today to assist the Hyatt guests to the airport!
The evacuation of Superdome refugees was interrupted briefly when school buses rolled up so some 700 guests and employees from the Hyatt hotel. They were move to the head of the line to be evacuated — much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the stinking Superdome for days.
The 700 had been trapped in the Hyatt just like the others, but conditions were considerably cleaner, even without running water, than the unsanitary crush inside the dome.
The mayor has used the hotel as a base since it is virtually across the street from city hall, and there were reports the hotel was cleared with priority to make room for police, firefighters and other officials.