Scary thought du jour
So, imagine you're the poor person who decides not to evacuate: Your house will disintegrate around you. The best you'll be able to do is hang on to a light pole, and while you're hanging on, the fire ants from all the mounds -- of which there is two per yard on average -- will clamber up that same pole. And, eventually, the fire ants will win.--Ivor van Heerden, director of the Louisiana State University Public Health Research Center, in a CNN article titled Katrina may be 'our Asian tsunami'.
Good luck, New Orleans--looks like you're going to need it.