These magnificent creatures make up part of one of the most innovative emergency management programs in the country — seriously, the CDC and FEMA even said so — by providing memorable locations where New Orleans residents know they can show up and find free rides in the event of an evacuation.
Here’s how it would work:
You hear about an evacuation, and you go to that spot where you remember you’ve seen this guy.
Or maybe it’s this guy.
There’s a lot of them!
And Evacuteers, who are trained each season, will meet you there.
And take you out of your neighborhood to where the official folks are waiting …
… and can help you get the heck outta Dodge.
Sure beats the old system! Would you remember your evacuation spot if it were marked like the picture on the left?