Was New Orleans left to ruin because of a depleted coastline? Poorly constructed levees? Inept evacuation planning? Indifferent federal response?
No.. it was the fact that for the first time ever Nash Roberts didn't stay and wave his magic marker at the hurricane to scare it away.
Goddammit, Nash, this is all your fault.
Ah.. who am I kidding? Nash Roberts is in fact one of the city's greatest heroes.. we're one of the few places in the world where the weatherman can ascend to such heights. See Wikipedia for more.
Correction: I seem to remember that Nash wasn't around for Ivan either... and that was quite the close one... forced me to spend the whole evening at Igor's waiting for the end of the world.