What an awful, awful day for the city of New Orleans and all of the poor communities along the battered Gulf Coast, greatly affected by Hurricane Katrina. I cannot begin to fathom the incalculable loss of life and homes. The immeasurable suffering is taking its toll day after day.
Meanwhile, survivors big and small, emerging from the disaster area with only the clothes on their backs, should get all the help they need to piece their lives back together. My heart and prayers go out to the people who lost everything.