I came across a blog recently that stated "...from what I understand, New Orleans is being rebuilt pretty successfully...." Her point was that, the people who have been displaced should quit complaining and just go back to New Orleans.
I hadn't realized, or even thought about it for that matter, that a lot of folks probably feel this way. With so many scary things happening around the world, the situation around the Gulf Coast is pretty much just local news.
I've referred you to the blog of Tim in New Orleans before but I refer you again. It's paints a scary, yet hopeful, picture of people who have lost their homes in New Orleans and are trying to live as normal a life as possible while trying to get back to "normal."
I came across this graphic at NOLA Live which is an excellent visual of the timeline of the flooding which occurred almost a year ago.