Floodwater is receding

Via Amygdala, the Interdictor, a blog from someone who is holed up in New Orleans with what seems to be a medium-sized, well-organized, group in a high-rise office with diesel generators, and keeping the world up to date on what he's seeing. His interview by cellphone with someone whom he knows who is still at the convention center starts like this: "Three days ago, police and national guard troops told citizens to head toward the Crescent City Connection Bridge to await transportation out of the area. The citizens trekked over to the Convention Center and waited for the buses which they were told would take them to Houston or Alabama or somewhere else, out of this area."

Amygdala also has a link to someone's blog from Pleasantville, NY (rather near my hometown), who has assembled a collection of images from Katrina including this: