Though New Orleans was spared the worst of Katrina, it doesn't mean that's it's all coming up roses for the Big Easy. A levee has broken, folks who evacuated may not be able to return for days, and looting has broken out. Of course, as you all know, for breaking news and the personal stories behind the tragedy, check out Technorati's Katrina page, search Flickr for photos or drop in on New Orleans Metblogs. Our hearts go out to folks all over the gulf coast and inland who have lost homes, friends and relatives. SFist Violet is doing her part, filling in for the sopping wet Jonno over at Fleshbot. You can pitch in, too, by donating to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Photo of St. Bernard Parish by Flickr user dipdewdog.