Iowans: 10 points out of possible 10. Evacuated when told, helping neighbors, doing everything they(not sitting on hands waiting for government) can to pick up the pieces and start over, and acted like wonderful human beings throughout a terrible ordeal. New Orleans: -5 out of a possible 0-10 scale. Ignored warnings to leave, stood on roof and waited for free helicopter lift and nationally-televised appearance, looted Walmart of vital necessities(guns, ammo, tvs, etc), some robbed(maybe even raped and killed) their neighbors, still living in FEMA trailers three years later. I hereby declare Iowans of superior performance during horrible calamity. The two areas are only separated by several hundreds of miles yet their behavior is worlds apart. To those who suffered from Katrina and acted decently in New Orleans, sorry your actions were overshadowed by the many hoodlums. I hope you get nice new neighbors.