Canadian search-and-rescue team from Vancouver beats US Army and FEMA to Louisiana parish.
Their on-site reports: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/usar/
The Onion's version:
Government Relief Workers Mosey In To Help
Federal Emergency Management Agency director Michael Brown,
leading a detachment of 7,500 relief workers, moseyed on down to New
Orleans Monday afternoon. "Well, I do declare, it's my job to see if any of
these poor folks need any old thing," Brown said from his command rocker on
the command post porch, adding, "Mighty hot day, ain't it?" Follow-up teams
of emergency relief workers are expected to begin ambling into the Gulf
Coast region as early as this weekend. "They should be getting the trucks
good and warmed up anytime now, and they'll be cruising into town just as
soon as all the reservists stroll in," said Brown, who is currently at his
desk awaiting offers of food, water, and evacuation buses to roll in from
"somewhere or other."