"For everyone thinking they can ride this storm out, I have news for you: That will be one of the biggest mistakes you can make in your life."
Nagin said those choosing to remain in their homes should have an ax to chop through their roof when the floodwaters rise.- seattletimes.nwsource.com
NVDL: If one good thing has emerged from Katrina, it is that the communities affected have moved away from complacency and developed instead a rational and healthy respect for these systems. Unfortunately, it takes a firsthand experience to learn this lesson before it is applied. I hope people affected will also help the helpless and infirm, and the very young.
TheOilDrum: We hope those in the path of this behemoth will get out of the way, prepare, and do everything they can to preserve human life. Let's hope this is all a waste of time and that this is not the human tragedy that it looks to be.