WWLTV, New Orleans.

“7:32 P.M. – N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin declares Martial law in the city and directs the city’s 1,500-person police force to do “whatever it takes” to gain back control of the city. He will also enlist the aid of troops.”

Martial law. Holy crap.

Since the city is under water and below sea level, the flood won’t drain out properly. They’ll have to pump the water out to get the city “dry” again.