Apparently the Army Corps of Engineers is currently “aggressively battling” to close breaches in the levees in New Orleans. In the meantime, there are tens of thousands of people still stranded at the Superdome and the Convention Center, with no food, no water, no electricity, no security and no information from the officials who are supposed to handle the relief efforts.
To the Corps: Stop what you’re doing right now and go get those people out of there. They’re dying right now of thirst, heat stroke, starvation, and soon disease. Some are injured, some are elderly or in-firmed or infant. Some are opportunist-criminals, hoodlums, or rapists. All are frightened for their lives and in mortal peril.
The flood has already happened. Get those desperate people out to safety now, and deal with the water later.