I know the city's flood defences are in the process of being rebuilt and reinforced, but Katrina hit land as a strong 3 and Gustav appears to have arrived as a 2; what happens when a strong 4 reaches the Gulf Coast? Is New Orleans going to have to be evacuated every August/September, just in case? Can Louisiana afford to give the city all the protection it could ever need, even in the worst case?
One of the most poignant things I saw over the weekend was a short interview with a woman from New Orleans whose house was devastated three years ago and who only got the keys to her new house three weeks ago. She was waiting for a train out of the city.
You could honestly forgive those people for thinking that the Wrath of God was coming back, over and over again.