The thing with Katrina and New Orleans was that ended up being basically the best case scenario! The Katrina scenario had been taught in basically weather 101 classes for years and years prior to the storm actually coming. everyone knew it was eventually going to come and it would be horrible do to their unique circumstances. The reason why Katrina was best case scenario was at the last second she jogged to the right and lost significant amount of strength so instead of going through the right front quadrant of a cat 5 they went to the left front of a cat 3 which is dramatically better do it pushing the water offshore instead of on although the Lake Pontchartrain bit them in the ***. Had they taken the storm surge in New Orleans like they did in Mississippi and Alabama most of those people on those rooftops wouldn't have been on those rooftops they would have been dead. I don't have a problem with the officials overhyping it they're just covering their butts it's the bombastic news coverage that is getting seriously old at this point.