143 Total Quotes

Ray Nagin Quotes

Ray Nagin
The prospects of getting new revenue streams is really dicey,
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#Prospects

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We could receive a storm surge of three to five feet.
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#Indian Novelist

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Decisions were made to move resources and to not move resources that just don't make sense to me, and then, there was this incredible dance between the governor and the president about who had final authority, ... I just don't appreciate that kind of stuff when people are dying in my city.
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#Decisions

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The people of our city are holding on by a thread, ... Time has run out. Can we survive another night? And who can we depend on? Only God knows.
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#Night

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There's a breach in the 17th Street Canal.
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#Breach

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I would like to say, write e-mails, send faxes, send letters to your congressmen, to your senators, and tell them 'Let's not delay help anymore,'
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#Letters

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I've got some firefighters and police officers that have been pretty much traumatized.
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#Police

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Some firefighters and police officers have been pretty much traumatized. And we've already had a couple of suicides,
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#Police

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I've got some firefighters and police officers that have been pretty much traumatized, ... And we've already had a couple of suicides, so I am cycling them out as we speak. ... They need physical and psychological evaluations.
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#Police

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New Orleans is coming back, ... Our culture is coming back. I want to listen to jazz. I'm tired of listening to helicopters.
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#Culture

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Get off your ass and get down here to fix the goddamn biggest disaster in the nation's history.
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#Indian Novelist #Disaster

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Most of the experts are telling us that any house that was in flood waters for a couple of weeks where the water was above their (electrical) outlets, is probably a property that is going to be very difficult to renovate, ... All I know is that in some areas, houses will be demolished in significant numbers.
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#Experts

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I think Congress and the federal government don't fully understand the risk to this jewel of New Orleans, ... They spend billions on the Everglades and on the Big Dig in Boston ... yet our COASTAL EROSION ISSUES ARE REAL, but we haven't had the corresponding investment.
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#Congress

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The reality is this city will not be the same for a while, ... We're not saying bring New Orleans back today.
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#Reality

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Man, I had a pretty good plan until this latest crisis,
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#Crisis

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They are starting to get closer to heavily populated areas — hotels, hospitals, and we're going to stop it right now,
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#Hospitals

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I do not want to create panic, but I do want the citizens to understand that this is very serious and it's of the highest nature and that's why we've taken this unprecedented move,
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#Citizens

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I'll be going on in another direction God has for me. I want to ask you to respect my privacy, respect my decision and just respect my right to be by myself.
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#Direction

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I know we had a little disappointment earlier with some signals we're getting from Washington but the international community may be able to fill the gap.
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#Community

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We're out of nuclear crisis mode and into normal, day-to-day crisis mode,
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#Crisis

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I want to see corporations signing up for conventions, I want to see people coming to visit New Orleans to help us rebound our economy.
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#Corporations

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The big pain that we need to watch going forward are tropical force winds. With that, we hope that the levee system is going to hold.
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#Force

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Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had better news for you but we are facing a storm that most of us have feared, ... This is a threat that we've never faced before.
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#Gentlemen

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Board up your homes, make sure you have enough medicine, make sure the car has enough gas,
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#Medicine

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people are taking the necessary steps to leave the city of New Orleans.
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#People

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not martial law.
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#Law

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We are going to lose a significant portion of our population
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#Population

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I struggle with, 'Are we moving too soon? Are we moving too slow?' ... You guys are pushing me in an area I don't want to go. I don't want to lose another person.
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#Struggle

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We're learning as we go, ... We're a lot smarter this time. We understand what it takes to mobilize away from the threat of a hurricane.
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#Learning