Last week, I spoke with a woman who had just arrived home from spending 3 weeks in NO as part of a large volunteer group. For all it is worth, she was very pessimistic about the whole area. She said the one thing that was very difficult for all to endure was the overwhelming odor of mold which was every where. She said at least a third of her group came home ill.
Also interesting, was that they all went down and stayed in their own travel trailers. She said some of the volunteers that they spoke with were staying in hotels that still had broken windows.