NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 30:  Canal Street is flooded a day after Hurricane Katrina blew through August 30, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Devastation is widespread throughout the city with water 12 feet high in some areas. Hundreds are feared dead and thousands were left homeless in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida by the storm. Looting has been reported in New Orleans, mostly empty due to the storm.   (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)