Parts of New Orleans were abandoned before the storm:
The Orleans Parish coroner's office is seeking the identity of a person whose skeletal remains were found by workers in the unoccupied C.J. Peete public housing complex Friday morning.Related – two homeless people freeze to death.
The body was in an area where people apparently had taken up residence though the complex had been closed since before Katrina and was fenced in. There were blankets, food, a place where fires probably had been made, and an ice chest.
A commenter on nola.com regarding the homeless deaths:
The freeze did not kill these people. Their decision to not accept shelter killed them.Freezing temperatures do not kill people. Human participation in freezing temperatures kills people.
Now the TP writer is putting freeze in the same class as guns and SUVs. They all need human participation to become lethal.
The world keeps giving me more to think about.