Dancing Larry has a sobering report up speculating on the fate of Plaquemines Parish at the very end of Louisiana
DHinMI leads a good discussion at the Next Hurrah that includes Meteor Blades; don't miss this post either.
PBS News Hour was excellent today. Watch it on TV if at all possible, (I don't think it's availible online.) The British reporter's work from Gulfport and Biloxi is the best on-the-ground coverage of this I've seen
The Weather Channel has a comprehensive set of photos
Billmon finally sources the Led Zeppelin song everyone's been quoting (not me, though....let's leave it at that) and writes a brilliant forward-thinking, well-researched post.
There is something deeply amiss in this story from the Mississippi Sun Herald. (thanks to colinb at dailykos.com)
BBC reporter Alistair Leithead in New Orleans, BBC TV (generic link, but has good stuff), reports that there are many dead bodies floating in the city of New Orleans, and that there are still many trapped in houses there. He also notes that Air Force One was visible as it passed overhead, tilting and flying low over the city.
One note: Governor Blanco's press conference on NewsHour had a kind of alarming undertext. It's clear that when a governor is pleading and sounding exasperated and put out, that there's a drastic need for leadership here. Simply put, this disaster is beyond the resources
of any local municipal or state official to deal with. The scope of this disaster is huge.
Even if the they can't act immediately, it is critical
that our Federal government project leadership and promise that all available means will be brought to bear in New Orleans and Gulf Coast. Believe it or not, leadership is as much about that as anything. That is the essential first step, and today's Presidential press conference
did not cut it.
Someone with vision and leadership needs to stand up and soon. In this time of need, our President has failed us.