I don't know if you have family or friends in the affected locations. I don't know what it's like to experience such a thing. My closest comparison would be 9/11/01, or the power failure of August 2003. Both times I was able to go home and hide until the worst passed. Both times I saw how strangers can come together to help.
But a hurricane is different from buildings getting hit by planes, or a blackout. The news shows people stranded, with no place to call home. Women holding their babies and wondering that to do next.
It makes me sick to think what if that was me? Go to the Red Cross website www.redcross.org Habitat for Humanity www.habitat.org - if you can volunteer your time, or make a donation, these organizations will be grateful.
From Unicef website www.unicef.org :
In recognition of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on hundreds of thousands of American children, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will direct half of the proceeds from the 2005 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign to help Katrina's youngest survivors. In addition to the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF is also actively encouraging direct donations to its Hurricane Katrina fund.
Hopefully soon the news stories will be more about the recovery and reconstruction!