Nightly News | August 27, 2012
>>> we're also joined live by a man we just saw in lester's story, the mayor of the city of new orleans , mitch landrieu . mr. mayor, been watching you on television all day, we know how businessing you are. regarding the lack of those shelters of last resort and we all know what happened inside many of them last time the airport convention center superdome. will you have enough especially for the people we saw get impacted by katrina last time?
>> brian, we believe that we do. one of the things that we really had to get much better at it making sure that all of the citizens had a plan and what we're seeing now is people prepared very, very well. you know, the good news that we got from last night is that we're not expecting a category 3. the bad news is that one is plenty bad enough to cause an electrical outage, to cause flooding from heavy rain delays, that will come if the storm sits above us, but we have really taken a lot of time to prepare for this. the president called today, the federal, state and local authorities are leaning as forward as we possibly can. we feel qualify debt that, given the storm as we know it to be right now, the levees that we have invested $14 billion, the american public, hope this hold. however every storm is different. this one is particularly very hard to predict and every one of them brings something would you not expect so all of them are very, very dangerous. we're asking people to be very vigilant. if you're going to leave, now is the time to leave . after tonight about 11:00 it's going to be a very inopportune time for you to move and then we have to hunker down and ride it out and be prepared to respond very, very quickly to whatever consequences are that this storm brings us.
>> mr. mayor, we're going to be thinking about you and your city over the next couple of hours and days and we hope to talk to you you along the way. good luck to you and we hope everyone is prepared, mitch landrieu , mayor of the city of new orleans .