I have heard the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina being compared to last year’s Boxing Day tsunami more than once.
Here is another similarity. Following the tsunami I heard on the radio that one tribe on a remote island fired arrows at helicopters trying to leave food parcels; the islanders were suspicious of outsiders (I suppose if you saw a helicopter for the first time you’d be bricking it aswell).
Apparently, a National Guardsman was shot at, although is not reported to be seriously injured.
People, it seems are very angry, and frustrated, at what they see to be the federal government letting them down, according to various media reports.