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!