An acquaintance of mine is a contributor to the New Orleans Metroblog, which is collecting reports of goings-on and coordinating communication efforts. Pass this link along to anyone who might find it useful.
A quote from a recent post:
Folks, please note: we at the New Orleans Metroblog are not emergency rescue personnel, we are not city officials (thank goddess), we are not with the Red Cross--hell, some of us may not even be legally sane. So, as much as we'd all like to respond to your queries about neighborhoods and loved ones, we don't have the resources. However, NOLA.com does:
Click here for the Lost & Found forum (not exactly sure how it differs from the Missing Persons section, but whatever).
WWL-TV has some useful info, too.
Sorry, but that's the best we can do. Trust me, you're not the only ones feeling confused or overwhelmed or frightened or anxious or angry or frustrated or...well, basically, anything but happy and content.