Posted by R. Neal

From the Mobile Register:

Although Alabama weathered Katrina in much better fashion than its neighbors to the west, local business leaders have struggled with a national perception that Mobile sustained heavy damage. Almost immediately after the storm, conventions were canceled and Delta Air Lines cut half of its flights from Mobile Regional Airport. A Delta official later said the company thought Mobile had been destroyed.

I guess they got all their news and information from Cable TeeVee and forgot to ask one of their pilots to take a look out the window.