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First impressions in New Orleans

Don Teague, NBC News Correspondent

They're taking security seriously in New Orleans. I flew in this morning, and the first thing I noticed were massive amounts of police officers at the airport. Not just local, many wore federal uniforms — from Air Marshals to Homeland Security. It's an impressive show of force, and not just at the airport. 

On the drive into the city, I saw local police agencies out in force, and once in the downtown area, National Guard soldiers were everywhere. Considering the lack of real security during the height of the Katrina chaos, it seems officials are hoping the situation here will remain under control.