(UPDATE: This, of course, was written before the levees broke and much of the bowl did in fact fill. *sigh*)
During the day, I got a lot of good coverage from local radio (it helps when the news station I listen to has a full-time meteorologist as its morning news co-anchor), but I also got an amazing amount of information from bloggers. This new media form is coming through with flying colors in a situation like this; even a loss of power didn't stop some people from getting through, MacGyver-ing a computer connection with a pre-charged laptop and one of those free AOL trial disks (hey, we knew they had to be good for something). If you're interested in some hurricane-blogging, here are some good sites:
- Continuous coverage from the New Orleans Times-Picayune, as well as their in-house blog.
- Lots of New Orleans pictures over at Brendan Loy's blog
- An LSU professor has liveblogged the hurricane from Baton Rouge. (I wonder if the UNT/LSU football game, scheduled for this Saturday, will be affected.)
- Terry Teachout has a clearinghouse of hurricane-bloggers.
- Want to help? Contribute to the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army.
Not again: Another place where I've recently played has gone out of business; read more on the TD/D blog.