Those of my many thousands of readers not from Louisiana won't understand the significance of this observation, and it may have escaped the notice of those who will.
Did you EVER - in a million years - think you'd hear the President of the United States speak specifically about and mention by name, The Ninth Ward of New Orleans?
"We also got briefed on the levees in New Orleans. There is flooding, obviously, in the 9th Ward." - George W. Bush, President of the United States, speaking publicly to FEMA staff on Saturday, September 25, 2005 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (emphasis mine).
The only way it could have been more astounding would have been if he'd said it as "the Lower Nint' Wohrd" as it is said down in The Parish, hawt.