I think of the city I am in and realise that whilst the financially stable and able would be able to 'escape', there would be many of thousands left behind who may not have had the same options. I don't want to start an argument or heated debate, but I guess they are deemed that they have 'chosen' to stay when their real options may have been limited. Where do you go if you have no means?
For those able to 'drive' away, you are blessed.
For those able to 'fly' away, you are blessed.
For those able to 'hurricane proof' their homes, you are blessed.
For those able to help others - you are a blessing!
I hope and pray and watch from afar that the people of New Orleans will be able to regenerate their city and spirit in time to come, like any place in the world who have faced adversity from Mother Nature or otherwise. It's very sad what has happened and the way some people have reacted to it.