Ray Nagin was the incredibly incompetent - and extremely racist - democratic Mayor of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Nagin had 3 or 4 days notice the hurricane would hit. Prior to the Hurricane hitting New Orleans, he went around the country bashing President Bush. Nagin should have stayed home and done his job and maybe even read the city's evacuation instructions. EVERYONE could have been bussed out of New Orleans with several hundred school busses the city had at its disposal. But Nagin let the busses get flooded and 3,000 people died who didn't get out of town. He also didn't think to get the city's equipment out of harms way.
In a later speech, Nagin said New Orleans must become a "chocolate" town - meaning black only.