Here’s a link to an account of an extraordinary Katrina odyssey that vividly conveys the truth of the NO mess. Do not miss reading this. It is the complete account, linked by Billmon, and referred to in the previous post.
Paramedics'journey: "Hurricane Katrina-Our Experiences"
on edit, here's a new link the one above no longer works. And if this one doesn't work, this site is also carrying the story: The Socialist Worker on line