Over at survival blog there is an "Hurricane Katrina Update"
Serach for "Hurricane Katrina Update (SAs: Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Lessons from Katrina)"
Some first hand accounts show that it may be getting worse as far as the looting is concerned.
1.) In New Orleans, looters are shooting at police stations, in one instance with a semi-auto AK-47. The looting is completely out of hand, and spreading.
2.) Jefferson Parish Louisiana Sheriff Harry Lee has issued a "shoot to kill" order.
3.) At the Super Dome (cum Relocation Center) there have been countless armed robberies, suicides, rapes, and three murders in the past 72 hours. Conditions are intolerable there (with no running water and no sanitation, so it has been ordered evacuated. Several thousand Super Dome evacuees are being bussed/trucked to the Houston Astro Dome. At least the electricity is working there...