Cars were swallowed, homes were shattered and people were left clinging for life. No, not in New Orleans. More than a week after Hurricane Katrina hit, word is only now trickling in from outlying areas on Louisiana's southeastern edge. Residents say they feel even more abandoned than hard-hit New Orleans -- and they feel disbelief.And who is it that put so much focus on New Orleans? Ohhhhhh, right. The news media.