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 Ray Nagin - “We want to bring New Orleans back. Rita set us back about three to five days, but we are very much on schedule, ... We will begin the re-entry plan with business owners and residents of Algiers. Then we will stop, assess our progress, and move on to the previously targeted zip codes.”
 Ray Nagin - “This is the bowl effect that everyone has been talking about, ... Water is now going to fill the bowl on the east bank.”
 Ray Nagin - “I think it's amazing he's making that claim. If he's got that kind of money in the bank, God bless him. We're gonna find out once the campaign reports start being filed.”
 Ray Nagin - “Over the next 12 to 15 hours, water will rise on the east bank of New Orleans to the levels where some sections of the city which are dry now could see nine or 10 feet (more than three meters) of water,”
 Ray Nagin - “Our levee systems are still in a very weak condition, our pumping stations are still not at full capacity and any type of storm that heads this way and hits us will put the east bank of Orleans Parish in very significant harm's way, so I'm encouraging everyone to leave,”
 Ray Nagin - “He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving, ... And he's getting some stuff done. They ought to give that guy - if they don't want to give it to me - give him full authority to get the job done, and we can save some people.”
 Ray Nagin - “He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving, ... And he's getting some stuff done. They ought to give that guy -- if they don't want to give it to me, give him full authority to get the job done, and we can save some people.”
 Ray Nagin - “Decisions were made to move resources and to not move resources that just don't make sense to me, and then, there was this incredible dance between the governor and the president about who had final authority, ... I just don't appreciate that kind of stuff when people are dying in my city.”
 Ray Nagin - “The real issue - that I don't think the nation is paying attention to - is that through the city of New Orleans, through the Gulf of Mexico, we probably deal with almost a third of the nation's domestic oil that is produced. And that will most likely be shut down,”
 Ray Nagin - “I do think the pleas for help basically got the nation's attention, and the nation's attention got everybody to stop and reevaluate what was going on, including the president,”
 Ray Nagin - “I feel like we've gotten everybody's attention and hopefully they'll continue to do what they're doing.”
 Ray Nagin - “The real issue, that I don't think the nation is paying attention to,”
 Ray Nagin - “It has come to our attention that some of our mutual aid firefighters, in their enthusiasm to assist the New Orleans Fire Department, used a piece of equipment called the strong arm to demolish a storm-damaged building, ... They were unaware of the proper procedures and the 'chain of command' necessary to accomplish this task. Steps have been taken by the New Orleans Fire Department to ensure that this will not happen again.”
 Ray Nagin - “We anticipate that we could receive a storm surge of three to five feet. The Army Corps of Engineers has made some work to ensure that we can handle that type of storm surge with that current situation at our levees,”
 Ray Nagin - “The sounds of New Orleans were jazz, people laughing, people eating a good meal, ... And now the sounds of New Orleans are helicopters and army vehicles. This is almost surreal.”
 Ray Nagin - “Yesterday the broken city was filled with the noise of Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters and its still partly flooded highways were filled with rescue crews in flat-bottomed boats, searching those sections of the city still believed to have people living in them. The sounds of New Orleans were jazz, people laughing, people eating a good meal, ... And now the sounds of New Orleans are helicopters and army vehicles. This is almost surreal.”
 Ray Nagin - “When we allowed people to cross the Crescent City Connection because people were dying in the convention center, that was a decision based upon people, ... Now, if they made a decision based upon assets, to protect assets over people, and to have attack dogs and armed people with machine guns, then they're going to have to live with that.”
 Ray Nagin - “I keep hearing that it's coming. This is coming. That is coming. My answer to that is B.S.,”
 Ray Nagin - “gone from anger to despair to seeing us turn the corner.”
 Ray Nagin - “I've gone from anger to despair to seeing us turn the corner, ... It's going to be awful and it's going to wake the nation up again.”
 Ray Nagin - “If you're below the flood plain with no insurance, I'm afraid I don't have a lot of options for you,”
 Ray Nagin - “If it continues to shift to the west, then we know we'll have to take action,”

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