Folks - this is a lot worse than you think it is. It is 7:30 MDT as I write this, and I want to emphasize for everyone reading this around the world that there are no aerial or ground photos available yet from a 40 mile wide swath where the eye of the storm passed.
Nothing from Waveland. Nothing from Slidell. Nothing from Bay St. Louis. Nothing from Chalmette. Nothing from Pass Christian. Nothing from Buras and the West Bank of New Orleans. Very little from Gulfport.
This is very much like Andrew in 1992. No one knew what happened in Homestead for several days after the storm because they couldn't even get close.
Almost all the shots we've seen so far are from New Orleans west of the Industrial Canal, and from Biloxi. These places are no less than 10 miles from the edge of where the eye passed, and the eye was 30 miles wide.