Cruising from New Orleans is OVER for a long time. 80% of the city is under water. Up to 25' in some areas. Residents are being told to stay away for up to 30 days. At that time they may be able to enter, evaluate their situation and then leave. This is very bad. It may take a year to get the area back in operation. It will never be normal again. The suberbs of Kenner and Metairie are also flooded. I-10 between New Orleans and Slidell heading towards Mississippi has been destroyed.
I am 45 miles away and involved in the evacuation efforts. Just wanted to advise that this is serious. The water supply is contaminated. No sewer services. The Superdome is in bas shape.