This morning the reported temperature here was 36. The woman I share office space with is always chilly with the thermostat set at 75 and she came in today shivering because she didn’t wear a jacket or a sweater. She mentioned something about it being "freezing" today and my first thought (which I voiced) was how glad I was that I didn’t live on the gulf coast. I’d hate to be one of the thousands that sought refuge in the superdome… And right now, no amount of money is going to help them for many days. You can’t eat or drink it, you can’t wear it to protect you from the wind and rain, you can’t live in it, it won’t heal your illnesses or injuries. It’s worthless unless you spend it, but those folks can’t even do that at this point.
No matter how bad it is, it can always get worse.