I can't believe that it didn't go your way at all. Again, New Orleans gets pounded.
My son recently moved from Houston to Pennsylvania and while he was in Texas there wasn't a single hurricane but he moves to PA and gets hit with Irene. Luckily, it didn't flood his townhome but it came close.
While I was in Houston we went out for dinner at a seafood place on a lake, it was so low, it was 5 feet below the dock.