You can see windows blown out of this downtown hotel. Even without the flooding Katrina would have been a problem; with the water, it was even worse.
This was on Canal Street, a major road through the middle of the city.
This is Canal Street, closer to the Mississippi River (the high ground) than the previous picture. The street you are looking down goes into the French Quarter, which is the oldest part of town. They built the French Quarter on the high ground.
This is I-10 and that is a train bridge that goes over I-10. It has a tendency to flood in heavy rains but that water has to be eight or nine feet deep .
Canal Street again.
Quite a mess!