For years now, officials in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana have been planning for a worst case scenario like Katrina. The planning, however, didn't seem to pan out when faced with the disaster.
Around the country, people who work or volunteer for emergency agencies are keeping a close eye on the aftermath. They are looking for new lessons to be learned when it comes to disaster relief.
Lenoir County's Emergency Management Director Roger Dail is one of them. He says if something like Katrina happened here, there's no denying Eastern Carolina would face some of the same problems. Dail said emergency plans would be in place, but they have to be plans that can change to meet the conditions.