We're trying our best to persuasively negotiate, and we are not using force at this time.

As we're bringing up new zip codes they're targeting those areas, so at this point in time we're not able to give you specific collection days, ... a ready source of operating funds.

All we can do is plead with them to do the right thing. This city is secure. Their property is going to be okay.

The city is now fully secured. The city is now fully secured.

At this time, force is not being used to evacuate those persons who are already in the city.

Fourteen thousand troops are in Orleans Parish. At present they are actively patrolling all areas of the city and running nightly reconnaissance to prevent further looting.