For those with excess liquidity

If you're really into real estate speculation, you could probably buy up a good chunk of New Orleans right now at cut-rate prices. Also, the title of this post is a pun. Noting that pun probably ruins it. If it was funny in the first place. Which it was.

Update: I hope its clear this is intended as whistling in the dark, not any kind of schadenfreude. What is apparently about to happen in New Orleans is truly horrific, and we can only hope that the death and damage is as minimal as possible.