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 Ray Nagin - “Now is the time to think outside the box. ... Now is the time to think about a bold vision for a cash-strapped city. We need solutions.”
 Ray Nagin - “I just can't wait for the rhythm of New Orleans and the sounds of New Orleans to come back.”
 Ray Nagin - “Walk in the Spirit.”
 Ray Nagin - “As people come in, they now have a much safer environment to walk around in,”
 Ray Nagin - “I know a lot of you are frustrated. I am frustrated, too. But 80 percent of our city went under water and we have a lot of work to do. And the only way we are going to get that done is if we stick together.”
 Ray Nagin - “There are dead bodies floating in some of the water, ... The rescuers would basically push them aside as they were trying to save individuals.”
 Ray Nagin - “We're getting reports and calls that are breaking my heart from people saying, 'I've been in my attic. I can't take it anymore. The water is up to my neck. I don't think I can hold out.' And that's happening as we speak.”
 Ray Nagin - “If we get a storm like Ivan to hit us directly or come really close to us we could have a situation where we have 12 to 18 feet (3.6 to 5.5 meters) of water throughout the city.”
 Ray Nagin - “Let me caution everyone We have not done the secondary searches in the areas where the water was the highest. So we still have a lot of work to do, and those numbers probably will go up,”
 Ray Nagin - “There are toxins in the water, gas leaks, we are fighting at least four fires... It is not safe.”
 Ray Nagin - “I'm starting to see water levels much lower than I've seen, ... Even in areas where the water was as high as the rooftops, I started to see parts of the buildings.”
 Ray Nagin - “I would like for everybody to get out because it's a health risk, ... There are toxins in the water. There are gas leaks where we may have explosions. We're fighting at least four fires right now, and we don't have running water. It is not safe.”
 Ray Nagin - “Some areas where the water was as high as the rooftops, you're now starting to see part of the buildings.”
 Ray Nagin - “But we have a very volatile situation. There's lots of oil on the water, gas leaks where it's bubbling up, and there's fire on top.”
 Ray Nagin - “There's fire coming out of the water, ... It's the weirdest thing you'll ever see.”
 Ray Nagin - “there are dead bodies floating in the water.”
 Ray Nagin - “The water will rise to try and equal the water level of the lake which is three feet above sea level.”
 Ray Nagin - “Our city is in a state of devastation, ... we probably have 80 percent of our city under water.”
 Ray Nagin - “We are looking at 12 to 16 weeks before people can come in, ... and the other issue that's concerning me is we have dead bodies in the water.”
 Ray Nagin - “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.”
 Ray Nagin - “Our levee systems are still in a very weak condition, ... Any type of storm that hits us will put ... us into harm's way.”
 Ray Nagin - “But now we have conditions that have changed. We have another hurricane that is approaching us, ... very weak position.”
 Ray Nagin - “The city of New Orleans is technically -- I won't say the word -- but we're very close to it,”
 Ray Nagin - “I think it's going to send a wonderful message to the world that New Orleans is on the road to recovery.”
 Ray Nagin - “That will change the world as we know it,”

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