Katrina has me worried about several friends and acquaintances. But fortunately, they all seem capable of getting out of harm's way.
However, articles like this suddenly make me feel I may never be able to visit New Orleans, or what is recognised as New Orleans, in my lifetime. I'm getting foolish, queasily sentimental feelings about Poppy Z. Brite's Liquor and various movies depicting the city.
Anyway, I hope things turn out better than expected.