The Big Easy
New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV is reporting that martial law has been declared in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish after levee breaks caused major flooding in the city Tuesday morning, sending waves of water through the downtown and French Quarter. Mayor Ray Nagin is estimating that 80% of the city has been flooded. WWL-TV provides continuing updates on its Katrina Blog.Mike the Mad Biologist points out that we need to be worried about disease outbreaks in the affected areas.
Donate to the Red Cross. It's a great group and they're always there in these crises. Conditions down South won't get any better for a while yet, and the ARC will be there making life bearable while the regions isπ rebuilt.