See, New Orleans didn't even provide food or blankets for people that...
...their Mayor told to go to the shelters:
"He [Nagin] told those who had to move to the Superdome to come with enough food for several days and with blankets. He said it will be a very uncomfortable place and encouraged everybody who could to get out."
(Hat tip: BlogCritics)
A Republican in San Francisco (Yes, he's under deep cover) relays his tales of interest...
...ok, "interest" is a strong and subjective word but you get the point.