Updates as they come in on Katrina
12:58 PM CDT on Saturday, September 3, 2005
12:55 P.M. - WWL-TV: City Councilman Oliver Thomas is livid that evacuees are being taken out of the state capital to shelters in other states because, according to him, the city is scared of New Orleans residents.
Thomas said Governor Blanco has done the best she could do, but said she has to tell people around the state that N.O. residents are not thugs and looters, and to accept them in their community. "They got a lot of good people in New Orleans," Thomas said.
Said he was at the scene of the alleged "riot" at the Centroplex, but that it was blown out of proportion.
Thomas said that only a few people are committing acts of criminal looting, and are not in the majority.