Leave it to the government sector to abandon their infrastructure and equipment unprotected. They don't own these buses. Some ill-defined collective called "the public" owns them. This is the same flock of sheep who will dutifully fork over their hard earned dough to buy new ones when everybody finally comes back home from the big party in the Astrodome. No will ask why. They'll just pay, lest they be branded un-compassionate and selfish.
Do you think maybe these buses could've been used to evacuate citizens from the city? They sure look pretty lonely out there half covered in sewer water.
What a beautiful sight to behold for any school kid in September, when their local educational gulag has been closed by Mother Nature and the yellow prisoner transports are rotting in the blazing Louisiana sun.