New Orleans, UNITED STATES
Traffic leaves New Orleans evacuating for Hurricane Katrina.
Drivers and passengers wait outside their cars as traffic snarls on the interstate highway leaving downtown New Orleans August 28, 2005. Authorities in New Orleans ordered hundreds of thousands of residents to flee on Sunday as Hurricane Katrina strengthened into a rare top-ranked storm and barreled towards the vulnerable U.S. Gulf Coast city. REUTERS/Rick Wilking RTW/fa