Evacuations ordered in Louisiana
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for parts of Plaquemines, LaFourche and Jefferson parishes in Louisiana.
Voluntary evacuations were announced for New Orleans residents living outside the levees.
Plaquemines Parish, where as many as 10,000 people were ordered to evacuate, was nearly empty by mid-afternoon Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The parish sits at Louisiana's low-lying southeastern tip.
I hope FEMA is up to the task