I watched a news conferene on TV on Sunday with Gov. Bush and Co. They were discussing their "sledgehammer approach" to storm preparedness. I listened to speaker after speaker talking about traffic, evacuation orders, stockpiling of relief supplies, staging of rescue resources and planning for recovery. All w/o the aid of FEMA.
I am watching today and I am watching videos of terrible damage. But there is nobody on a rooftop, no looting, no shooting, no hordes of people in highway overpasses.
It is extremely interesting to me that FL and NO are so close in geography, but world's apart in their attitudes, beliefs and cultures.