There is some surprise that most homeowners in some areas (above 40 feet elevation) did not have flood insurance (NBC video). Above certain elevations, it is not required. This complicates the moral issues for people who could personally assist them. Is flood insurance unaffordable?
Louisiana is a big center for filmmaking by major studios now, and its unclear how they are affected. Later, some media reports indicated that a studio facility in Baton Rouge had been converted to a temporary shelter.