First off, my condolences go out to all those who have lost anyone or anything due to Katrina’s devistation.
I was there only two weeks ago enjoying the sights, eating in the restaurants, drinkin’ Hurricanes (ironic) and Hand Grenades in the bars and celebrating a friend’s birthday. The way it’s looking right now, that may have been my last chance to have ever seen New Orleans the way it was originally created. I consider myself lucky to have gotten down there and experienced it the way it once was and will definitely plan a return trip to help support their economy once things return to normal.
The craziest part is that, according to an article I read about the cleanup from this /. post, it might take nine weeks just to pump the city dry!
The referenced link near bottom says nine weeks not nine months.
D’oh! Typo on my part. Thanks for pointing it out.