Compare New Orleans after Katriina (08/29/05)and Southeast Texas after Rita (9/24/05). New Orleans is still not compltely recovered. Texas has recovered completely not only from Rita but from Ike (09/2008 which flooded a city near me. Of 4500 homes, only 12 were NOT flooded.
The last work to be completed was the repair of the airport, fixed with (surprise, surpriss) federal funds.