Hurricane Isaac is still playing havoc in the lives of Louisiana residents. Residents of Tangipahoa Parish are ordered to evacuate their homes as the dam holding back the flood waters is near collapse. According to NBC News, some residents were given just 90 minutes to evacuate the area. It doesn't seem like a lot of time but busses are provided for the residents and while they only received approximately 90 minutes for this evacuation notice all the residents in the area should have already been ready for a situation just like this.
If residents aren't ready to get out of their homes to save their lives, then it is clear that they learned nothing from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Warnings that Hurricane Isaac would make landfall in Louisiana provided advance knowledge of possible situations just like this. It is common sense that all the dams and levies should have been reinforced in preparation of the hurricane season. However, it is very clear that common sense isn't so common anymore. It is thankful that improvements have been made to the areas means of evacuation this go round with the use of buses but time will only tell if the residents actually head this warning. Residents of Tangipahoa Parish need to take this as a serious warning and get the hell out of dodge.