Everyone is focusing on New Orleans. Take a look at this satellite photo of the total destruction of parts of Mississippi. Once you look at the big picture you can see why aid is slow to come. There is simply no infrastructure for the aid to come into and the area of destruction is so huge it is simply overwhelming. I am not excusing any lack of planning. The media is not showing the whole story(not surprising to this blogger).
KRT Wire also has an article about the seemingly forgotten folks in Mississippi.