Massive armed convoy to Convention Center

Live on CNN. 12:45 pm EST.

Ok, they are near the CC. Also, a large number of school and Greyhound buses is staged near it…

http://www.nola.com/newsflash/weather/index.ssf?/base/national-50/1125662943159960.xml&storylist=hurricane

Lt. Gen. Steven Blum of the National Guard said 7,000 National Guardsmen arriving in Louisiana on Friday would be dedicated to restoring order in New Orleans. He said half of them had just returned from assignments overseas and are “highly proficient in the use of lethal force.” He pledged to “put down” the violence “in a quick and efficient manner.”

“But they are coming here to save Louisiana citizens. The only thing we are attacking is the effects of this hurricane,” he said. Blum said that a huge airlift of supplies was landing Friday and that it signaled “the cavalry is and will continue to arrive.”