I'm starting to get on-scene reports that the situation in New Orleans is substantially worse than is being presented.
If this is actually the case, God help those poor people!
Gas prices here in the Front Range jumped 33 cents today.
Am raising my own personal threat level to Def-Con Two for the duration — stay home when possible; route to avoid urban areas when I can't; raise the 3-day "disruption supplies" — SOP here in the rural mountains where winter actually means it — to a full week; not leave the house without "substantial" hardware and spare ammo. I don't really think it's necessary, but I am fundamentally paranoid.
I am also evaluating my budget to see how much more I can give. Please, these are our brothers and sisters! Give...