The Red Cross has posted a “Disaster FAQ” on its website which explains, “Access to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.”
The private charity says, “The state Homeland Security Department had requested — and continues to request — that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.”
Again, the Mayor of New Orleans and the Louisiana Homeland Security blocked the Red Cross from helping people… They told the Red Cross they wanted people out, so they didn’t let them come in. It’s a mess– I agree with what I read somewhere in a headline that if this was WMD– it shows we’re not ready to handle it.