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 Ray Nagin - “Yet, the mayor said, My heart is heavy tonight, ... I don't have any good news to share.”
 Ray Nagin - “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.”
 Ray Nagin - “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,”
 Ray Nagin - “I think this is kind of a put-up-or-shut-up moment, ... How concerned are you, city of New Orleans, about fixing this problem . . . Are we going to be entertained by the violent nature of these murders, or are we really going to try to fix it What's the deal”
 Ray Nagin - “Its going to be awful and its going to wake the nation up again.”
 Ray Nagin - “That four weeks is going to stop all commerce in the city of New Orleans. It also impacts the nation, because no domestic oil production will happen in southeast Louisiana.”
 Ray Nagin - “The facts are that the 911 emergency response system will be up and operational this Wednesday, ... American Morning.”
 Ray Nagin - “Chief Compass is loved by many and we will miss him,”
 Ray Nagin - “The model that were looking for to rebuild this city, is to keep New Orleans unique culturally, unique musically, unique from a people perspective, but economically as strong as an Atlanta, where you have a strong middle and upper class of African Americans, of white folks, of Hispanics, of Vietnamese,”
 Ray Nagin - “We want you to take this very seriously, ... This not a test. This is the real deal. And I don't want to panic you but I wanted to make sure you understand.”
 Ray Nagin - “It may not be totally back to what it was pre-Katrina, but every day we make progress,”
 Ray Nagin - “Everything that you didn't like about New Orleans, let's get rid of it. Everything that you liked about New Orleans, let's enhance it. Everything you dreamed about and wished New Orleans had, let's make it happen,”
 Ray Nagin - “Let me just say it one more time and make sure everybody understands it ... We will rebuild this entire city,”
 Ray Nagin - “we'll have to make another tough call.”
 Ray Nagin - “Anyone who is thinking about coming and staying, make sure that you are a very mobile person,”
 Ray Nagin - “If we are off, I'd rather err on the side of conservatism to make sure we have everyone out,”
 Ray Nagin - “The French Quarter is high and dry and we feel it has good electricity capabilities. But since it is so historic, we want to double and triple check before we fire up all electricity in there to make sure, because every building is so close that if a fire breaks out we won't lose a significant amount of what we cherish in this city,”
 Ray Nagin - “We're starting to bring New Orleans back culturally, we're starting to bring New Orleans back from our people standpoint, and we're starting to bring New Orleans back from the unique things that make New Orleans what it is.”
 Ray Nagin - “We're starting to make the kind of progress that I kind of expected earlier,”
 Ray Nagin - “Board up your homes, make sure you have enough medicine, make sure the car has enough gas,”
 Ray Nagin - “Make sure you are a very mobile person”
 Ray Nagin - “It's something we're very excited about, ... It's something the mayor has been pushing for, because the Sewerage Water Board testing was showing good signs, but we needed the regulatory agency to sign off on it. We hope it makes it easier for citizens in New Orleans to live in their own homes, for those who still have homes.”
 Ray Nagin - “You need to listen very carefully, ... For the next two or three months, in this area, there will not be any commerce, at all. No electricity, no restaurants. This is the real deal. It's not living conditions.”
 Ray Nagin - “Get people to higher ground and have the feds and the state airlift supplies to them -- that was the plan, man,”
 Ray Nagin - “I'm going to announce a phased repopulation plan that is going to deal with some of the areas that were least hit by the hurricane and had less water, and then within the next week or two we should have about 180,000 people back in the city of New Orleans,”

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