This image appeared on the front page of CNN.com as part of their coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s thrashing of the city. I sincerely hope that whoever took this picture then immediately helped these men find some more appropriate shelter, because if they stay in this doorway–or, more likely, in the French Quarter at all–they’re going to die. That area’s going to be completely underwater within a few hours.
I have too many thoughts about this to get them down coherently right now while I’m at work, but I will say that the residents of New Orleans have my utmost sympathy, especially after seeing the devestation Pensacola suffered–and Pensacola’s geographically in a much better position to withstand hurricanes than is New Orleans. I’m hoping for the best but I’m fearing for the worst.