I don’t think New Orleans was much worse than the flooding that is currently inundating western Washington state near Centralia. These pictures were taken just a few days ago, right after the storm. The first two show I-5 at the exit for Centralia and why the freeway south is closed for 20 miles. You will have to click on the thumbnail to get the larger picture.
This next picture speaks volumes to me, but I wonder if it will to you too? Look at the hillside above the slide area. Notice anything missing? Whomever was allowed to clearcut that hillside above those houses should be punished to the full extent of the law. I don’t know who owns the land, but I could hazard some guesses. I didn’t hear of anyone being hurt, but it looks like the house where the slide debris came down is a total loss.