I guess this isn't how New Orleans wanted to finally be first in something vis-a-vis Houston:
Highways turned to parking lots.
Bus stations closing down, trapping people.
Some folks giving up and choosing to ride the storm out on their own.
Oh--I forget where I first saw this, but the Houston Chronicle set up their own, NOLA-like storm blog.
OK, enough irony. Let's sincerely hope the aftermath of Rita isn't another case of Houston following NOLA