I live in Mobile, AL and hunkered down for Katrina. I'll keep this brief, as I'm on a generator right now for power, but let me put it to you this way, the pictures are only a small percentage of how bad it really is. It is a literal SHTF situation right now in New Orleans, and I'm afraid that the panic is starting to spread east towards our town. I'm 110 miles or so east of New Orleans, and even we were leveled, with much worse damage than we recieved during Ivan. FEMA is able to bring in enough food daily to feed about 75,000 people. At the distribution centers today, about 350,000 showed up. Do the math. It's going to get ugly really quickly if we don't get power and some sort of transit system setup in this city alone, not even considering the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I'm going to sit it out for another week or so and see how things go. If it doesn't improve dramatically, I'm packing up and heading north for a week or two. Supposedly there are roving bands of armed men in New Orleans that are just looting, pillaging, etc. their way across the city. The National Guard really needs to step up quick, because even though NO is a lost cause, there's still alot of people in the surrounding areas just yet.