Wouldn't FEMA have been responsible for sending help to the most devastated regions? And on Monday and early Tuesday those would heve been the gulf coast of Miss, particularly Gulfport and Biloxi. When you see an aerial view of NOLA the homes are under water, but they are still erect. An aerial view of the Miss gulf shows devastation like that of Andrew in Miami in 92. That's where Katrina hit and that's where the immediate need was. I saw on CNN in the late afternoon of Tuesday that the levees had failed. That made the situation completely different. Kind of like an army defending an attack from one direction only to be attacked on its flank. It would take time and organization to move divisions to counter a new threat. the same would apply to disaster relief.
Seriously, I am in Florida, If I wanted to drive on I-10 to New Orleans I couldn't. Much of I-10 is in the damn Gulf of Mexico--needless to say this hampers the relief effort. The media windbags have no idea about logistics-- they can't change a damn tire, but they know how to provide aid to a disaster area the size of Great Britain. And the animal-like thuggery of the democrat base in NO also frustrates the relief effort.