I realize this post is coming very late in the game, but I am still shocked over the complete devestation which has struck Louisiana and Mississippi. It has understandably become a complete loss of civilization and I've been trying to think of what would/could change things. I find it difficult to blame the people in the thick of it, or to fault the FEMA workers who are trying to help. The FEMA director's comments are being misconstrued IMHO. I understand his frustration that so many people who could have left the affected areas decided to try to ride it out which has made his job so much harder. On the other hand, some of this is human nature and it happens with every catastrophic even of this nature. Even if they had followed direction though, no one could have predicted this much devastation and there was truly no way to prepare for it.
My thoughts go out to those still needing help. Excuses are not needed - action is.