A friend lives in Baton Rouge in a house that fared well in the hurricane, so he's taken in around a dozen relatives as they decide what to do next.
One is an architect for a small firm based in New Orleans who has a wife, eight-month-old, and father living with him. Since his company may be out of business, he's looking for a job, primarily in the Baton Rouge or Lafayette areas of central Louisiana, but might consider other locations.
"He's a bit of a jack of all trades and I think he could be a contractor or a key guy for a contractor," according to my friend. If anyone has any job possibilities or advice for the suddenly unemployed, let me know.