God bless everyone affected by the recent hurricane. In hopes of bringing some more light into the storm, how it formed, and why it was so devistating I provide you with Wikipedia's Hurricane Katrina entry.
You can help the victims of this disaster by following any of these links;
Red Cross or 1-800-HELP-NOW
Louisiana Homeland Security
Update: 10 Nov, 2006 - Edited post and applied labels.