"I live in a suburb of New Orleans, and the latest track has the storm going right over us. We're not really concerned about having another Katrina-type event. In fact, many of the citizens here are staying put, determined to ride it out, protect their property and be on site to survey any damage. The thing that makes my heart heaviest in all of this is that our marshes will sustain another severe blow. In 14 years, they've been walloped by major hurricanes Georges, Lili, Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, and that doesn't even take into account lesser hurricanes and tropical storms."
--Todd Masson, Laspecks.com