There are many people right now that have evacuated New Orleans and that are hoping Hurricane Gustav will not cause the devastation that Hurricane Katrina did. Within the next 12 hours, we will find out where the hurricane hit. I am not from New Orleans, but my whole family is. It is heart wrenching to see my family and friends having to go through this just three years after Hurricane Katrina. I have family that has been on the road for 19 hours, and are just the next state over.
I went to New Orleans not quite a year after Katrina, and went to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Everything has been wiped out. Here is a link to a photo that I took before I had my DSLR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kej328/1003359169/