ALSO KNOW WE ARE NOT OK.
The plight of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast since 29 August 2005 (and Western Louisiana since Hurricane Rita) is the litmus test. I'd suggest if you live in other parts of the country you take interest in what happens here as your town and region could be next. Imagine your town devastated. Imagine your memories destroyed. Imagine your neighbors gone, suffering, and spread throughout the nation. Quite a bad thought isn't it? This is Southern Louisiana and Southern Mississippi's reality . . .