Don't Laugh, But A Single Artist Just Totally Outshined An Army Of Government Planners

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?


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