And realize how lucky you are.
If you are interested in donating or helping out, Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit is rounding up links to various relief agencies here.
Michelle at a small victory has decided to dedicate a post to positive uplifting stories and pictures from the hurricane and its aftermath. This a most welcome alternative to what we will be pounded with in the days to come as the death tolls are tallied up.
The NOLA website has the most extensive listings of current situations as well as the newslog which continues to have the most up-to-the-minute reports.
The whole scene is quite devastating. I watched a video showing parts of Biloxi, MS that look like they got carpet-bombed.
I have little doubt that New Orleans and the surrounding areas will eventually recover and rebuild, for that is the natural spirit of mankind in these situations. Already many corporations and business groups are donating supplies and equipment, which again shows the depth of the compassion this country has. It may take years to fully recover, but we Americans are a resilient bunch and I am sure that one day the Jazz Fest in New Orleans will again host the biggest Jazz bash on the planet.
Update:Attention Germany's environmental minister Jürgen Trittin and Robert F Kennedy Jr.- (who both stated U.S. president George Bush and his environmental policies are responsible for hurricane Katrina) PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP.
In case you hear more people whine that Global Warming caused the Hurricanes, kindly show them the statistics that show that they are complete idiots.
Stats From Here-
Thanks to EUROTA for supplying the chart.
People suck sometimes.