Now that the hurricane itself has subsided, the effects of Katrina are still being felt, and will be for months. Donate to the American Red Cross. Hundreds – and maybe thousands – are dead. Kids without parents, parents without kids. The Superdome is being evacuated, with many of those refugees to be taken to Houston.
Check out this article from the BBC, which includes:
“The head of the US Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, said life remains ‘very dangerous’ in the aftermath of the hurricane. A public health emergency has been declared to speed up the delivery of food, water and fuel to the region… The US Red Cross has mobilised thousands of volunteers for its biggest-ever natural disaster effort and federal emergency teams are being dispatched… Damage estimates of more than $25bn suggest it could be the US insurance industry’s most expensive natural disaster ever.”