A few days ago I wrote about the darkness that covers the flooded parts of New Orleans each night. Vast areas of tens of thousands of homes, whole neighborhoods one after another that do not have electricity, do not have residents, do not have any signature of modern life.
Photos can never capture the devastation, but here's one that tries. It's from The Times-Picayune from a couple weeks ago:
"The lights of Metairie seem even brighter when just across the 17th Street Canal, New Orleans is a sea of darkness, at night in New Orleans on Friday, Nov. 18, 2005."