I can't imagine what it's going to be like for those poor people. My house, business and truck flooded during tropical storm Alicia which was bad enough and cost me 100k. However the water was down in the morning and we could start cleanup right away.
These houses in New Orleans may be flooded for weeks. The houses in our area that were not cleaned out in a few days were almost totaled due to mildew, rot and electrical problems.
It looks like it's turning into a worst case scenario for them with possibly many lives lost.