This. Most of my family, to include my parents, still live in the upper part of Louisiana; I had already moved to Missouri. They lost power for 3+ weeks and received minor damage. A church in the nearby town opened it's doors to some people that were displaced. They destroyed the church, to include ripping toilets from the walls.I was actually in Mississippi (out in the country) for a few years when Katrina hit. Even though I was a long way from the coast (near Water Valley, MS) we received massive damage and extended power outages from the storm. A lot of people who had evacuated to our area, ended up having to go further north, up to Memphis. In some situations, I was reminded of the goodness of people coming together in an emergency. In other situations I was horrified by how quickly people resort to looting and destroying each other. It was definitely eye opening for me...