I woke this morning and looked at news sites and looked at friends' blogs. On greygirlbeast's journal, there was a link to some numbers I'd been looking for in vain last night.
The site also answers the question as to why it was so difficult to find those numbers--the media, the government, most everyone can't believe them. 41,000 people, at the very least, are dead and more are likely to die because there's not enough help available.
I am glad to see docbrite is safe, but mainly I feel horrible.
Make donations if you can. I can't; I'm broke, wishing I was in the place of one of the rich bastards who're doing nothing right now.
It's very easy to feel angry at people, but there is no convenient idol for this. I'm sick of hearing people saying "it's their own fault, they were told to evacuate." I'm sick of listening to myself think, even though I stayed up hours doing it.
This sort of reminds me of the Great Depression--large amounts of people, bereft in the middle of the country. Sudden refugees.