But ignore my previous suggestion. Now I command ye, get to the Oil Drum and also MyDD's summary of a think tank's reminder of just how much US infrastructure plows through an area which is not only no longer functioning, will not be functioning in increments of 6 months to years. Never mind the missing oil rigs. Not damaged. Missing.
Not scare tactics. But we need to understand even past the massive tragedy of what's occurred, what the ramifications are going to be for the rest of the country both economically and socially. So we can handle it as it comes, and also plan ways to avoid such problems in the future.
As I'm having tattooed on my forearm: "Hope is not a plan."