These photos are as amazing as the tsunami photos were last December. I fear the Gulf Coast was hit harder than most of us realize. The calamity in New Orleans has taken up most of the attention because it is a big city and there was (and is) so much concentrated suffering there. The real damage to New Orleans came from the broken levees and the resulting flood; the Big Easy was spared a direct hit from Katrina. The Mississippi and Alabama coasts were devastated by the hurricane itself, however.
This whole thing is simply horrible.