Hurricane Katrina Strikes The Big Easy

What’s happening in New Orleans frightens me. CNN is reporting that part of the roof of the Superdome has been torn off; They’re evacuating the lower floors of hospitals; there’s been a levee breach on the Industrial Canal;  and though some think that the eyewall may miss the city to the east, that doesn’t mean that this isn’t going to be a total catastrophe.

BoingBoing has more.

I had a special connection with the city when I visited last fall (a week’s worth of entries start here), and I hope that it’s still standing at the end of all of this. My thoughts are with the folks still trapped in the city, and with all of those along the coast.