As anyone who's been trying to learn more about conditions in New Orleans knows, the information presently coming out of the city is patchy and sometimes confusing and contradictory. This morning I said that New Orleans was under martial law, which is what MSNBC was reporting at the time. I heard it said repeatedly on television before I posted it here. But now it seems that only Jackson Parish is currently under martial law, not the entire city. I have no wish to add to the confusion.
I still have not ben able to reach my mother in Birmingham.