I wasn't sure if I should blog about this or not, but really it's all I'm thinking about this morning. And now I read that some people are calling today Hurricane Katrina Blog Relief Day, so I guess this is appropriate. I don't have anything to add personally, other than try to send some money if you can. This is what I've been reading this morning:
Coverage on CNN.com. As if all of this wasn't unthinkable enough, I'm reading about looters and criminals taking advantage of this disaster (one even shot a cop in the head). I want to believe that horrible situations bring out the best in people, but the sad reality is the reverse is also true..
Survival of New Orleans blog. [via Boing Boing] This is crazy. A guy is holed up on the 10th floor of a high-rise in a data center live-blogging what's going on (from his perspective). There's even a camera he's set up, though I haven't been able to get it working yet.
Donate to the Red Cross via Amazon.com. The Red Cross' web site is bogged down, so this might be the best place to get your donation in. Or by phone here:
American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English, or 1-800-257-7575 Spanish