From CNN: Harvey Jackson, of Biloxi, Mississippi, told CNN affiliate WKRG-TV that he believed his wife was killed after she was ripped from his grasp when their home split in half. “She told me, ‘You can’t hold me,’ … take care of the kids and the grandkids,” he said, sobbing. [Read the article, see the video] Hundreds are now feared dead even as the water in New Orleans continues to rise. Americans have never faced a natural disaster of this scale and immediacy.
In some areas, rescue workers pushed aside dead bodies in order to reach the living. As the television images make clear, the scenes are almost apocalyptic. [see gallery]
Hear this, you elders; give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.
[ Joel 1:2-3, English Standard Version]