Katrina passed two months ago and New Orleans and Louisianna is making a lot of headway. Much remains however.
Many volunteers are still here making a huge humanitarian effort. Sadly many people are still being fed in canteens. Power outside of the city is not restored in many parishes. Same for other basic services.
One of the many problems the city is experiencing in the recovery is the shortage of workers. My company is from out of town and only recently secured hotel rooms. We lived in work camps. So many left and stayed where they went that an employment shortage exists. There is no place for the local people to live if they did come back. Many commute to Baton Rouge each day by bus. It's a hard life down here right now. The homes they had were destoyed or are not habitable any longer.
I will post some pics that I took after the flood waters receded.