From the open door of a Coast Guard Jayhawk the view of the devestation is... well, devestating, I guess... Here's a pic of another Coastie doing his part.
I don't want to say this is usual, but I'm not surprised the Coast Guard is so heavily involved. Following the flooding from Hurricane Floyd several years ago, Coast Guard helo crews rescued hundreds from waters covering huge parts of eastern North Carolina.
The service is preparing to dispatch more Coasties to the Gulf coast. Teams are mustering as I write this and awaiting orders to deploy.