Violence Adds to Trouble

In Louisiana, Mississippi

* The sad story of people in Louisiana and Mississippi seems to get more desperate each day.

There still are as many as 100,000 people in New Orleans, Louisiana, much of which was flooded after Hurricane Katrina roared through on Monday. Some of those people -- hungry, homeless and increasingly hopeless -- have turned to crime and violence.

The mayor of New Orleans ordered 1,500 police officers to stop rescue efforts and instead prevent people from stealing. Some people in Mississippi and Louisiana were taking things they needed, including water, toothpaste and food. But others stole television sets and beer.

"The truth is, a terrible tragedy like this brings out the best in most people, brings out the worst in some people," said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

More than 15,000 people have been staying at the Superdome in New Orleans with little food and no electricity or clean bathrooms. But the process of moving them from the stadium became chaotic as people fought to get on buses to Texas.

The federal government has sent more than 28,000 troops to help Katrina's victims. That's probably the biggest military response to a natural disaster in U.S. history.

A National Guard truck makes its way through flood waters to the Superdome in New Orleans.