New Orleans Evacuates
After Mayor Nagin gives the evacuation order for the residents
to evacuate New Orleans and area, a majority of the people that
were able to leave did. The State and City closed down the west
bound lane of I-10 and the southbound lane of I-55 north into
Mississippi, this is called the contraflow where all lanes are
used to evacuate the City. This is done in cooperation with
the adjoining states.