This kills me. Comparing this to the tsunami is ridiculous. The tsunami simply killed everyone. There was no challenge to find food and water and places to go for 100,000 people because they were all dead. Those few who survived had never had much to begin with and certainyl did not have guns and start shooting at people trying to deliver aid. If this hurricane had made a direct hit on New Orleans there would have been no rescue issues either, there would have 100,000 dead people.
You're right. If NO got a direct hit from the storm that I saw on radar Saturday there would be nothing left but toothpicks and fingernails.